By Corinne Murdock |
Attorney General Mark Brnovich expanded his lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandates on Friday, asking the judge to place a temporary injunction on both mandates for federal employees and private companies as the case is deliberated.
Brnovich tweeted about the lawsuit expansion on Friday. He asserted that the mandate was unconstitutional, and declared that it was one of the “greatest infringements upon individual liberty, federalism, and the separation of powers” in American history. Brnovich also pointed out that the impact of vaccinations can’t be undone.
“Today, our office expanded our lawsuit to stop the Biden Administration’s unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandate. We are asking for a temporary restraining order and nationwide injunction as soon as possible,” wrote Brnovich. “Once a vaccine has been administered, it can never be undone. Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is one of the greatest infringements upon individual liberty, federalism, and the separation of powers our nation has ever experienced.”
Brnovich sued President Joe Biden last month over the mandates, which would require anyone working in a company with over 100 employees to either be vaccinated or get tested for COVID-19 weekly. The mandate for companies with over 100 employees was initially the protocol for federal employees, contractors, and subcontractors. With the mandate on private companies, however, Biden dropped the testing option for federal employees. Brnovich’s lawsuit covers that mandate, too.
The federal government’s deadline for vaccination of federal employees, contractors, and subcontractors is November 22. For an individual to be considered fully vaccinated, they must have had their final dose administered two weeks prior.
According to new guidance from the Office of Personnel Management, federal agencies may begin disciplining their employees by November 9. That’s because individuals who haven’t received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the first dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, on or before November 8 will technically be non-compliant.