Sen. Dan Sullivan, in an Oct. 29 interview on Fox Business Network, urged employers across the country not to fire workers who refuse to comply with President Joe Biden’s COVID shot mandates for federal employees and contractors. Sullivan applauded the Alaska Railroad Corporation for rescinding its initial vaccine mandate pending the outcome of legal challenges to Biden’s order.

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“We all want to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, and I’ve encouraged everyone to get vaccinated, in consultation with their doctor,” Sullivan said. “But the President of the United States does not have the constitutional or statutory authority to mandate vaccinations.”

Sullivan observed that just last year a key bi-partisan principle was ensuring that businesses receiving pandemic relief retained their workers.

“Joe Biden is now taking a sledgehammer to that connection, telling American businesses to fire employees who do not comply,” Sullivan said. “Forcing employers to fire thousands of Americans right before the holidays is wrong and unthinkable. I’m glad to see a movement of employers, like the Alaska Railroad Corporation, standing up and rejecting these mandates, and I’ll continue to encourage others to stand by their hard-working employees.”

Senators Sullivan and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) sent an Oct. 28 letter to White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients demanding that the White House clarify its COVID-19 vaccine mandate policy after Zients, on Wednesday, indicated federal agencies and contractors will not be required to immediately fire employees who are unvaccinated by the Dec. 8 deadline.

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Sen. Sullivan applauds AK Railroad for rescinding vax mandate, urges others to follow

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • David+Shoemaker says:

    I’m very happy with Sullivan’s stance on this. We need the same back bone in the governor.

  • G Aleution says:

    Yes. It’s wonderful! Thank you ARRC!

  • NAV says:

    They rescinded it because of the symposium that was held in Anchorage that the North American Law Center spoke at thanks to Senator Reinbold who brought people in from all around the country including the virologist defector from WoHon.
    The lead investigator from NALC Tim Harrington versed the entire assembly on the law and put them all on notice they are guilty of breaking not only state but federal laws. Make no mistake Anchorage retribution is coming to those who violated your civil rights and civil liberties! The truth is going to be released.

  • Herman Nelson says:

    Dan- talk is cheap. What you say and what you do are like black and white. No, I’m not voting for you again. You’re just as bad as princess lisa.

  • NAV says:

    Senator Reinbold is the only elected official who stud up for your rights and was exposing the corruption in Alaska. Sullivan is a glory grabber who did nothing to facilitate the gathering of experts at the symposium that has gone on in Alaska the past two days

  • NAV says:

    Alaskans will get a full unedited copy of the symposium with the 1st speaker of the entire symposium who was the lead investigator for the North American law Center and revealed al. The laws that have been bro,en by your elected officials and that they are not protected by their office, storm is co ing Alaska get ready.

  • Andy says:

    Joe Biden is nothing more then a puppet.

  • Burt says:

    I see Sullivan is back to pretending to be Conservative and not an DC swamp insider and made man in the Uniparty Mafia. We remember your vote to confirm an obviously stolen election and to label those opposed to the coup as “insurrectionists”. All the pretending in the world won’t make us forget.

  • Robert A Schenker says:

    Dan has one thing right, the bit about Biden taking a sledge hammer to the economy, but then that is Biden’s mission, to destroy the network in place and to set the Nation at odds with it’s self. Division, especially when enforced by the Federal Government such as this “Jab” mandate is right up Xi Jinping’s ally. Divide and conquer is is a tried and true remedy for totalitarians when faced with an obstreperous and unwilling opposition group. Watch for the next measure, the concept of untermensch, where those who refuse the jab will be vilified and scapegoated. Like rust Tyranny never sleeps.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Sullivan he’s a sheep follower. Not a leader, he needs to go just like Lisa.
    At least Alaskans are standing up to this woke bull

    • Sharon Alice Turner says:

      Phony, RINO politicians take heed. Zero, honest, patriot Alaskans, be they Dems, Reps, Independents, Constitutionalists, and UN declared . As in WE have decided to NOT vote for long time wishy washy swampy’s (I call YOU Murky muskeg dwellers) , You know you are sell outs to WE the voters.

  • Thomas+Brown says:

    I’m happy to see/read that many Alaskans have been enlightened as to the Sullivan/Murkowski failures in office. I regret voting for him last election but it wasn’t until after the election that his true colors we’re put on full display. Yes, both are swampers, how did we manage that?

  • ML Moore says:

    I say good for Dan, and the statements he made I agree with entirely. Dan may not be the best, but he’s certainly not the worse. If you want to look at worse go no further than Lisa Murkowski, she was an embarrassment to the State of Alaska, with her national attention, and siding with the Democrat agenda at pivotal points during the Trump administration. I think we get Murkowski out and our lives will be much better all the way around.

  • Steve says:

    And what to we hear from Queen Lisa… crickets.