24 Republican states threaten legal action over President Biden’s vaccine mandates

Twenty-four states have threatened to sue the Biden administration on Thursday over the President’s new rule to require employers with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccinations and frequent testing for their workers.

A group of Republican state attorneys general sent a letter to President Biden vowing to take legal action if he did not reverse course, arguing that the mandate would be illegal and unlikely to be successful as a public health measure.

“The vaccines have helped protect millions of Americans, and there are surely others who could benefit from obtaining this treatment,” the letter reads. “But convincing those who are hesitant to do so would require you to allow room for discussion and disagreement. Instead, you have offered the American people flimsy legal arguments, contradictory statements, and threatening directives. It is almost as if your goal is to sow division and distrust, rather than promote unity and the public’s health.”

In the letter, they call the mandate “disastrous and counterproductive,” saying that the rule “will simply drive further skepticism” about the vaccine and prompt “at least some Americans” to “leave the job market instead of complying.”

Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) Chairman South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said in a press release announcing the multistate letter, “We will not tolerate Biden’s tyrannical rule. The lines are clear, this is Joe Biden’s unlawful agenda versus the American people. We will win this fight and protect the foundational principles that make our country great.” The AGs pledge to “seek every available legal option to hold [Biden] accountable and uphold the rule of law.”




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