On Thursday 28th Oct, Florida had filed a second lawsuit challenging the federal obligation. In addition, the lawsuit claimed that the president lacked the authority to make the regulation and that it was in violation of procurement law.
A total of 10 states had currently filed a lawsuit on Friday 29th Oct, claiming that President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for government contractors is unconstitutional, the complaint was filed in federal district court in Missouri and included attorneys general from these states Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
The states have sought a federal judge to overturn Joe Biden’s rule that all federal contractors employees be vaccinated against the coronavirus, claiming that the order violates federal procurement law and is an overreach of his government power.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican, said in a statement that if the federal government tries to force federal contractors to enforce vaccines in an unlawful manner, the workforce and businesses could be decimated, worsening the supply chain and workforce difficulties.
Vaccinations should not be mandated by the federal government, which is why we brought suit today to stop this illegal and unconstitutional conduct.
COVID immunizations are safe, effective, and recommended, according to New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella, but the benefits do not justify breaking the law or overreaching a Government power.
President Joe Biden who had met with Pope Francis today had maintained that the broad vaccine regulations in the states will aid in the end of the deadly pandemic, but Republicans across the country have objected to the rules and have threatened to file similar lawsuits if not withdrawn.