Pete King to Newsmax: NYC Mayor’s Vaccine Mandate May Not Be Legal

Outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio might not have the legal right to impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on all private-sector employers, and besides, it is “really unfair” to Mayor-elect Eric Adams to have them drop in the days before the current mayor leaves office, former Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., told Newsmax.

“I strongly support vaccinations,” King told Monday’s “John Bachman Now.” “I wish everyone would get them. Having said that, I’m against the mandate, certainly this type on the private sector.”

With President Joe Biden being stopped at the national level from imposing private sector vaccine mandates, a more localized mandate might also not be allowed, according to King, who added he does not know of any legislation in the state of New York that would allow the requirement to be imposed.

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