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Politics Arizona attorney general sues Biden over vaccine mandates

06:05  15 september  2021
06:05  15 september  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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" Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his office (AGO) is suing President Biden and other officials in his administration over their unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees, federal contractors, and private businesses with more than 100 employees. This is the first lawsuit in the country to be filed against the Biden Administration’s radical actions requiring COVID-19 vaccines ," the office said in a statement.Brnovich argues the federal government cannot force US citizen to get the vaccine against COVID-19, also hinting that the US border with Mexico is porous

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich claimed the president is illegally favoring unlawful migrants, who are offered a jab but not required to take it. Brnovich is running in a crowded GOP primary to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly. Federal workers are required to get vaccinated and businesses with 100 or more employees must require a vaccine or a weekly Covid-19 test under a Biden order. The Arizona attorney general argued that the vaccine mandate violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Arizona attorney general sues Biden over vaccine mandates © Getty Images Arizona attorney general sues Biden over vaccine mandates

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Tuesday in response to its new policy that will require private employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccines or weekly testing.

"The federal government cannot force people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Biden Administration is once again flouting our laws and precedents to push their radical agenda," Brnovich, who is currently waging a bid for the U.S. Senate, said in a statement.

The new policy, which Biden unveiled last week, will be issued by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration "in the coing weeks."

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Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor released a statement announcing that he and his team are “preparing litigation” to defend state residents from “overreach of the federal government.” “We respect the right of Oklahoma businesses and individuals to make healthcare decisions for themselves and their families,” O’Connor said. “ Biden ’s vaccine mandate is an assault on private businesses. I issued an Executive Order protecting Texans’ right to choose whether they get the COVID vaccine & added it to the special session agenda. Texas is already working to halt this power grab,” Texas Gov.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has raised concerns over the Biden administration's plan to send agents to the homes of unvaccinated Americans to promote Covid-19 jabs, saying such a program could violate privacy rights. The door-to-door campaign, which was announced on Brnovich's concern focused on the implication that the administration has gathered information on the vaccination status of individual Americans and will use that data to target those who haven't gotten Covid-19 shots. Biden , who missed his goal of having 70% of adults inoculated with at least their first vaccine dose by July 4

It could impact nearly 80 million workers.

Brnovich's office is arguing that the policy is in violation of the Equal Protection Clause because by "favoring migrants" who entered the U.S. at the southern border, rather than U.S. citizens. It said that by allowing migrants to decline getting inoculated, the administration is "protecting their freedom and bodily autonomy more than American citizens."

His office said the policy represents an "unmistakable - and unconstitutional - brand of favoritism in favor of illegal migrants."

"However, migrants who cross the southern border illegally are not subject to any vaccination requirements even when released directly into the United States (where most will remain)," his office said in a statement.

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The majority of Americans oppose President Biden ’s vaccine mandate for employees of mid-size or larger companies, according to a recent poll which found many doubt his authority to impose such a rule and fear it will be abused. Nearly six in ten (58.6%) Americans polled over the weekend believe The White House plans to roll out the vaccination mandate announced last week through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a subsidiary agency of the Department of Labor. Under the proposed rule, any business with 100 or more employees must require its workers to be vaccinated or receive

The attorney general ’s office (AGO) threatened to direct the Arizona state treasurer to block Tucson from receiving the city’s portion of state shared revenues unless it retracted the mandate . “Additionally, the AGO believes the City of Tucson could subject itself to potential liability claim,” Brnovich’s statement warned. The AGO gave Tucson 30 days to reverse course or losing funding, which could amount to up to 5 million. In response, city officials said Wednesday that they will pause the vaccine mandate for the time being. “Until we have a better understanding of our legal position in relation to today’s report

"There can be no serious or scientific discussion about containing the spread of COVID-19 that doesn't begin at our southern border," Brnovich added in a statement.

The attorney general's office said the policy is "one of the greatest infringements upon individual liberties, principles of federalism, and separation of powers ever attempted by an American President."

"Under our Constitution, the President is not a king who can exercise this sort of unbridled power unilaterally. And even George III wouldn't have dreamed that he could enact such sweeping policies by royal decree alone," the office said in a statement.

The attorney general told reporters during a call that there is "uncertainty, a confusion, as to what the president can or can't do," adding that he would work to shield the Constitution from "federal overreach," according to CNN.

The suit is the first lawsuit filed against the Biden administration in response to its federal vaccine mandate.

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The Republican National Committee (RNC) has announced plans to sue the Biden regime for unconstitutionally mandating that all federal, contract and large private corporation employees get " vaccinated " for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) in order to keep their jobs. “I wouldn’t demand it be mandatory .” Perhaps Ol’ Joe just forgot what he said. Heck, the guy forgets his own name half the time, so it is really no surprise that he probably does not recall saying he was against vaccine mandates before he was suddenly for them. In either case, Americans have no legal or constitutional

The legal showdowns over vaccine mandates could also provide high-profile platforms for Republicans running statewide, or aiming even higher, in places where the mandates are unpopular. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, for example, warned Biden he would “see you in court” after the president announced the new requirements and called the mandate “unlawful and historic in its Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a Republican, vowed to challenge the vaccine mandate “vigorously” in a statement. Schmidt is running to take on Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly next year.

Biden's new policy has sparked outrage among a number of Republican governors, a number of whom have vowed to fight the mandate.

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