Texas AG sues White House over vaccination mandate

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) filed a federal lawsuit against the Biden administration over mandating vaccines for federal contractors.

the complain calls on a federal court in Galveston to declare the vaccination mandate illegal and to issue preliminary and permanent injunctions preventing the mandate from being implemented.

The lawsuit says the administration is “using subterfuge to achieve what it cannot achieve directly: universal compliance with its vaccine mandates, regardless of individual preferences, health care needs or religious beliefs.”

“The defendants effectively claim for themselves general police power to control American life, infringing on the sovereignty of the states and usurping the powers reserved to the states under the Constitution,” the lawsuit continues.

Texas is the latest Republican state in recent days to sue the Biden administration over the federal contractor mandate.

The mandate will require all federal workers and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with no testing option. The measure is expected to take effect on December 8.

Governor of Florida Ron DeSantisRon DeSantis Administration Asks Judge To Order Florida To Give Funding To School Districts With Mask Mandates Overnight Medical Care – Presented By Altria – Drug Prices Out Of Biden Frame, At Least For Now DeSantis Sues Biden for Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate MORE (R) filed a lawsuit in federal court in Tampa Thursday seeking a nationwide preliminary injunction.

Earlier Friday, the Governor of Georgia. Brian kempBrian Kemp The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Democrats have so many obstacles ahead Perdue reflecting on the primary challenge against Kemp in Georgia: report I voted for Trump in 2020 – proved to be the best RINO in 2021 MORE (R) filed a separate lawsuit challenging the mandate. Kemp is joined by state leaders from Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia.

Texas has taken a remarkably tough stance against vaccine and mask mandates. Your governor, Greg abbottGreg AbbottTrump Campaign Sells ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ T-Shirts NAACP Asks Professional Athletes to Avoid Signing with Teams at Texas Texas House to Initiate Research on School Library Books MORE (R), has also banned local governments from requiring masks, sparking months of legal battles between state and local officials.

Earlier this month, Abbott issued an executive order prohibiting any “entity” in Texas, including private companies, from requiring vaccines. This conflicts with another upcoming regulation that requires private employees with at least 100 employees to require weekly vaccinations or tests.

Paxton said in a statement that the administration “does not have the ability to deprive people of its choice to receive a vaccine or not.”

“If the president believes his patience is wearing thin, he is clearly underestimating the lack of patience of Texans whose rights he is infringing,” Paxton said.


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