BREAKING: Arizona Sues Biden Regime Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Arizona on Tuesday sued the Biden regime over its sweeping vaccination mandates that affect federal employees and private businesses with more than 100 employees — the first lawsuit against a policy widely considered unconstitutional by many, with concerns over potential violations of the 1st, 4th, and especially 10th amendment given that the mandates are being done at a federal level.
“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,” Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement.
Biden announced the plan last week, which forces public sector workers and private sector businesses with more than 100 employees be vaccinated or take a COVID test weekly. It also forces certain employees in the federal government to take the vaccine with no alternative option for weekly testing.
The mandate is expected to affect as many as 100 million working Americans.
“We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden said, blaming the unvaccinated even though vaccinated people have often spread COVID-19 as well. “This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and those around you.”
Brnovich mentioned that the Arizona lawsuit contrasts the mandates with the lack of mandate for those entering the country illegally via the U.S. southern border with Fox News reporting that more than 212,000 illegal aliens entered in July alone.
“There can be no serious or scientific discussion about containing the spread of COVID-19 that doesn’t begin at our southern border,” Brnovich said.
The lawsuit argues that the mandate blatantly violates the Equal Protection Clause by favoring migrants who have come into the country illegally over American citizens.
“Although the precise contours of the federal vaccination mandates are not yet clear, the violation of the Equal Protection Clause is already evident and egregious,” the brief says. “In a nutshell: unauthorized aliens will not be subject to any vaccination requirements even when released directly into the United States (where most will remain), while roughly a hundred million U.S. citizens will be subject to unprecedented vaccination requirements.”
“This reflects an unmistakable — and unconstitutional — brand of favoritism in favor of unauthorized aliens,” it says.
Some other conservative states have indicated that they also intend to sue the Biden Regime.
“Biden’s new nat’l vaxx mandate on private biz may be the most unconstitutional, illegal thing I’ve ever seen out of any Admin in modern American history,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
“This is an egregious, tyrannical power grab that stands no chance in court… I’ll be suing this disastrous Admin very soon.”