by Arsenio Toledo
November 04, 2021
have filed lawsuits to block President
Joe Biden's recent Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine mandate for federal contractors.
The wave of
lawsuits began in mid-September when Arizona Attorney General
Mark Brnovich filed the
first lawsuit against Biden's
government cannot force people to get the COVID-19 vaccine,"
said Brnovich in a press release following the filing of the
Administration is once again flouting our laws and precedents to
push their radical agenda."
On Oct. 28, Florida
became the second state to sue the Biden administration over the
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis
said the mandate is "unlawfully
jeopardizing thousands of jobs."
you're a business that does federal contracts, it's not right
for the federal government to come in and rewrite those
contracts and then try and shoehorn this in," said DeSantis.
The very next day,
a group of 10 states filed a lawsuit against an executive order
signed by Biden last month that mandated vaccinations for all
federal contractors, including millions of employees of private
businesses that work with the government.
This mandate does not
provide an opt-out option that involves regular COVID-19 testing.
The 10 states that
filed a lawsuit together ,
According to their lawsuit, they called the mandate
"unconstitutional, unlawful and unwise."
"If the federal
government attempts to unconstitutionally exert its will and
force federal contractors
to mandate vaccinations, the workforce and businesses could
be decimated, further exacerbating the supply chain and
workforce crises," wrote Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt
in a statement released on Oct. 29.
government should not be mandating vaccinations, and that's why
we filed suit today - to halt this illegal, unconstitutional
The lawsuit was
filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
The states are asking the court to declare Biden's vaccine
mandate unconstitutional and to block the administration from
enforcing public health mandates for federal contractors such as
vaccinations and masking requirements.
Vaccine mandates force
employers to make an impossible choice: fire the unvaccinated or
lose federal contracts
Republican states brought another challenge against the federal
vaccine mandate on Oct. 31.
is led by Georgia and it includes the states of,
These states are
calling the mandate unconstitutional, illegal and "logistically
unworkable" and they are asking the courts to place a permanent
injunction on the mandate.
According to the
lawsuit, the vaccine mandate,
contractors to make an impossible choice."
The mandate either
forces employers to take enforcement action that may include firing
every single unvaccinated worker they have or lose a lot of business
from lucrative federal contracts.
the administration has already amended the guidance multiple
times, there is no telling what other onerous obligations may
put state agencies in breach at a moment's notice," the lawsuit
"We will not
allow the Biden administration to circumvent the law or force
hardworking Georgians to choose between their livelihood or this
vaccine," said Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.
again demonstrated open disdain for the rule of law in seizing
power Congress never gave him," said Alabama Attorney General
The state of Texas
also filed a separate lawsuit against the vaccine mandate on Oct. 29
in a federal district court in Galveston, Texas.
administration has repeatedly expressed its disdain for
Americans for Americans who choose not to get a vaccine, and it
has committed repeated and abusive federal overreach to force
upon Americans something they do not want," said Texas Attorney
General Ken Paxton, who filed the lawsuit.
government does not have the ability to strip individuals of
their choice to get a vaccine or not. If the president thinks
his patience is wearing thin, he is clearly underestimating the
lack of patience from Texans whose rights he is infringing."
Learn more about
the attempts to overturn the federal government's illegal and
unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandates by reading the latest
articles at VaccineWars.com.