Twelve States Say ‘Enough,’ Sue Biden Admin Over Vaccine Mandate
As the legal battle over Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate heats up, twelve states on Monday announced a lawsuit against the Biden administration that would block mandatory vaccinations for health care workers.
The State attorneys general argue that the mandate is unconstitutional – the federal executive branch having no such authority for the mandate.
At the heart of the argument is that Medicare and Medicaid health care workers having a mandate to be vaccinated is not only unconstitutional, but will have a detrimental effect on patients.
— Chris ?? (@Chris_1791) November 16, 2021
Will Not Comply
The latest suit to stop any Biden administration mandate has been filed by the attorneys general of Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia.
A statement announcing the lawsuit reads:
“The Biden Administration is playing statutory shell games with the courts, straining to justify an unjustifiable and unprecedented attempt to federalize public health policy and diminish the sovereign States’ constitutional powers. No statute authorizes the federal Executive to mandate vaccines to increase societal immunity. The Administration’s solution? Use statutory schemes never before interpreted to allow federal vaccine mandates to shoehorn the President’s goals into the fabric of American society.”
The suit continues saying, “The Vaccine Mandate causes grave danger to vulnerable persons whom Medicare and Medicaid were designed to protect – the poor, sick, and elderly – by forcing the termination of millions of ‘healthcare heroes’.”
I count five Biden vaccine mandates:
They’re all immoral, illogical, and unscientific.
I have a bill, HR3860 to stop the military mandate. The other mandates are unconstitutional abuses of power. Defund them
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) November 16, 2021
Calling It What It Is
Earlier this month, The United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals put a temporary halt on the Biden administration’s attempt to mandate vaccinations for companies with 100 employees or more, or to force those employees to undergo weekly testing.
The court cited “grave statutory and constitutional issues with the Mandate, the Mandate is hereby stayed pending further action by this court.” The twelve states involved are asking for a preliminary injunction to halt the mandate.
The court’s decision didn’t stop the Biden administration from telling companies to ignore the court and comply with the mandate.
“We think we people should not wait,” said White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, when asked what employers should do with regard to the 5th Circuit’s freeze on COVID-19 vaccine rule https://t.co/wnFYuNZlsR pic.twitter.com/Gy0vQVeB4b
— Reuters Legal (@ReutersLegal) November 8, 2021
Florida Could Opt Out Of OSHA
Once again, Florida could be leading the way when it comes to shedding massive government overreach. During a special session of the state legislature dealing with COVID-19 issues, the “HB 5B” measure is likely to pass.
The bill would authorize Gov. Ron DeSantis to devise a plan for the state to take over control of worker safety and health concerns, getting out from under the thumb of OSHA and federal government control.
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