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U.S. Sen. Shelby: Vaccine mandate ‘violates our constitutional liberties and is federal overreach at its finest’

Monday, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) revealed he had joined an effort challenging President Joe Biden’s so-called vaccine mandate.

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) questioned Shelby’s position on opposing the mandate days earlier. However, in a tweet, Shelby explained he had indeed joined the effort of Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN).

“Last week I proudly joined @SenatorBraun and other @SenateGOP colleagues in officially challenging President Biden’s vaccine mandate under the Congressional Review Act,” he tweeted. “This mandate violates our constitutional liberties and is federal overreach at its finest.”

“While I urge people to consult with their doctor about getting vaccinated, I believe our individual freedoms and rights are of the utmost importance,” he added in an additional tweet.

@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.