As White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order prohibiting Texas employers from requiring their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 goes against the interests of the state’s business community.
Psaki said that Abbott was motivated by political considerations when making his decision, not thinking that his actions were wrong from a scientific point of view.
“When you make a choice that contradicts all available information and data in the field of public health, it is… it does not meet the interests of the people you lead,” she said.
On Monday, Abbott, who accused the Biden administration of “intimidation,” signed an executive order prohibiting all employers in Texas, including private businesses, from requiring their employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
Speaking at a press briefing at the White House, Jen Psaki also said that President Joe Biden would meet tomorrow with the heads of major American ports to discuss the possibility of eliminating delays in unloading ships.
Answering a journalist’s question, Psaki said that the Biden administration is working to ensure that inflation does not become a problem for the American economy.
The surge in demand caused by the resumption of economic growth has caused a surge in inflation, which is now well above the Federal Reserve’s average target of 2% by the end of the year and 2022.