In a statement released on Friday, Laura said “Yesterday, I reviewed the new vaccine mandate from the Biden Administration. While I appreciate the intention to keep people safe, a goal I share, I don’t believe this directive is the correct, or the most effective, solution for Kansas, States have been leading the fight against COVID-19 from the start of the pandemic. It is too late to impose a federal standard now that we have already developed systems and strategies that are tailored for our specific needs”.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said the action stops Biden from moving forward with his unlawful overreach. Adding that The president will not impose medical procedures on the American people without the checks and balances afforded by the constitution.
However, Kelly said she will seek a resolution on vaccine mandates that continues to recognize the uniqueness of our state and builds on their on-going efforts to fight a crisis.
Kelly is up for reelection next year. GOP challenger Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s campaign team hit back in a statement on Kelly’s remarks, saying she has remained quiet on Biden’s vaccine mandate for two months, while Schmidt has been fighting the mandate.