(TargetLiberty.org) – In September, President Joe Biden issued sweeping vaccine mandates, tying jobs to the coronavirus jabs. One of the directives was aimed at all federal contractors. However, Florida’s governor is pushing back.
On October 28, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis announced he and state Attorney General Ashley Moody are suing the Biden administration. The governor believes the mandate will harm the Florida economy by forcing people out of work. He pointed out the Biden administration has said it’ll cancel bids contractors “won fair and square” if they resist by standing up for their personal freedom.
“We don’t think they have the authority to do that,” DeSantis said at a press conference.
We’ve gone from 15 days to slow the spread to 3 jabs to keep your job.
Florida is taking a stand to protect the Constitution, the economy, and the right of Floridians to earn a living and to make their own individual health decisions. pic.twitter.com/wksYLVRNHz
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) October 28, 2021
In a press release, AG Moody called the mandate “unlawful,” vowing to hold the president accountable. She’s asking the court to issue an immediate injunction against the requirement.
It’s unclear how the court will rule, but a day after DeSantis announced his lawsuit, the Supreme Court of the US refused to block Maine’s COVID-19 mandate for health care workers. Three justices — Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas — dissented.
As of now, all federal contractors are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before December 8.
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