Kansas governor more forceful against COVID vaccine mandates
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is becoming more forceful in opposing President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates. She issued a statement Friday saying it’s too late in the coronavirus pandemic to impose them after states tailored solutions to their needs.
The Democratic governor’s latest statement came a day after she argued that federal mandates tend not to work, though they’ve boosted vaccination rates elsewhere.
Kelly faces a difficult race for reelection next year in her Republican-leaning state, and GOP officials have been attacking the Democratic president’s mandates for weeks. Kelly said she shares the goal of keeping people safe but doesn’t believe a mandate is the best solution for Kansas.
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