Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat opposes president’s vaccine mandate

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report 

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, released the following statement in opposition to the president’s vaccine mandate:

“This is a gross overreach by President Biden and I support our state’s efforts to protect Oklahoma employers and employees from this federal mandate. The vaccines are safe and effective, but it should remain a choice for each of us to decide whether to get vaccinated. The federal government should not interfere in the decision-making of a private business on the steps it takes to protect the health and safety of its employees and customers.”

Senator Treat concluded his statement of opposition to President Biden’s vaccine mandates, saying: 
“A federal mandate is a terrible way to convince more people to get vaccinated, and I am disappointed the president would choose this path rather than working alongside state and local officials, and private business, to further address this health care crisis.”