To that finish, Republicans within the Senate pressured a vote this week to repeal Biden’s vaccine necessities. Surprisingly, it handed. Democrats narrowly management the Senate chamber, however two Democrats — Sens. Joe Manchin III (W.Va.) and Jon Tester (Mont.) — voted with all Senate Republicans to eliminate the mandate. That was all it wanted to go, 52 to 48. Manchin argued that the requirement was too heavy-handed for presidency. “We should always incentivize, not penalize, non-public employers,” Manchin stated in an announcement.