On Friday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced he has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration, taking aim at the president’s plans to implement COVID vaccine requirements for employees of businesses that have contracts with the federal government.
“The Biden Administration has repeatedly expressed its disdain for Americans who choose not to get a vaccine, and it has committed repeated and abusive federal overreach to force upon Americans something they do not want,” said Paxton. “The federal government does not have the ability to strip individuals of their choice to get a vaccine or not. If the President thinks his patience is wearing thin, he is clearly underestimating the lack of patience from Texans whose rights he is infringing.”
The suit comes as many employees in Texas face possible termination for not complying with vaccine mandates.
Though Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order banning vaccine mandates by employers, that edict has largely been ignored by businesses. He has so far refused to call state lawmakers to Austin for a special session to outlaw the mandates.
The lawsuit can be viewed here.