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State Sen. Orr: ‘Surprised’ U.S. Sen. Shelby has not signed on to oppose Biden vaccine mandates

Last week, U.S. Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) led an effort that included 39 other Republican U.S. Senators to call for the overturning of President Joe Biden’s so-called vaccine mandate.

Among the signatories was U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn). However, not included was Alabama’s senior U.S. Senator, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), and that has caught the attention of State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur).

A day earlier, Orr participated in multiple efforts to challenge the Biden mandate as the legislative special session for reapportionment was coming to a conclusion, which resulted in the passage of two bills, SB9 and SB15.

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show” on Friday, Orr called into question Shelby’s absence from the Lankford letter.

“[W]hat I also find interesting, Dale, is Senator Shelby has not signed on with a letter from Senator Lankford from the Midwest to be against the Biden mandate,” Orr said. “Senator Tuberville did. And I was surprised not to see Senator Shelby join his Republican Senate colleagues fighting back against these Biden mandates.”

“It’s really going to get worse now that OSHA has promulgated their regs [Thursday],” he added. “And you’re going to see a whole lot more fighting against the Biden administration.”

@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.