“If these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way.”
President Biden delivered a scathing decree to usurp the power of Governors as he pushes forward with his authoritarian agenda in this afternoon’s address to the nation. Montana Governor Greg Gianforte (R) responded via twitter, where he reiterated his commitment to “protecting Montanans’ freedoms and liberties against this gross federal overreach.”
There are many questions as to what these new federal mandates mean for Montanans. The state recently passed HB702 which “prohibits discrimination in Montana based on vaccination status or possession of an immunity passport by a person, governmental entity, employer, or public accommodation.”
There exists a high likelihood of class action lawsuits if businesses attempt to enforce these federal mandates in Montana. Large-scale demonstrations protesting the new mandates are also expected in the coming days and weeks.