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Florida sues Biden admin. over vaccine requirement for federal contractors

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Biden administration order requiring federal contractors to supply evidence of vaccination by Dec. 8.

Consistent with The Hill, the lawsuit is the newest in a chain of Republican attacks towards President Biden’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic

The lawsuit seeks to have a federal pass judgement on factor a nationwide initial injunction to stop the vaccine mandate from taking impact.

Within the lawsuit received by means of Simply the Information, DeSantis calls Biden’s vaccine mandate a “radical intrusion at the private autonomy of American employees,” whilst alleging that the “federal govt is exceeding their power.”

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The mandate is about to take impact on Dec. 8, requiring contractors to get vaccinated or face termination. The mandate additionally does not supply trying out for immunity as a substitute for getting vaccinated.

“It’s essential for us to take a stand,” DeSantis mentioned in a satement. “Tossing other folks apart just isn’t one thing we will be able to tolerate right here within the state of Florida, so we’re going to do the whole lot we will be able to.”

That is the last action by means of DeSantis—who’s noticed as a possible 2024 presidential candidate—difficult vaccine mandates. Remaining week, his administrative center introduced consequences for any Florida county that imposes a vaccine requirement on its employees.

“If you don’t comply, you either have to fire people, or … they’ll just cancel the contract entirely, even if this is something you bid for and you won fair and square. We don’t think they have the authority to do that,” DeSantis said during a press conference.

The Hill notes that normally judges have sided both with the federal government or person firms who’re requiring their employees to be vaccinated. 

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