Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in an effort to block President Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors.
According to reports by Newsmax:
“The President’s blatant disdain for those who choose to not receive a vaccine will not be allowed to seep into the great State of Texas,” Paxton said Monday in a statement posted on his website. “Here, we protect individual liberties first and foremost, and Texans do not have to sacrifice their beliefs and their health to preserve their livelihoods.”
According to court papers, Paxton also said that President Joe Biden has weaponized the “administrative state against these federal contractors in an unprecedented overreach.”
In court papers, Paxton argued the mandate will force those who work for federal contractors “to choose between their fundamental constitutional rights and their livelihoods.”
“This sweeping mandate is part of the president’s unconstitutional efforts to revitalize his ‘flagging vaccination campaign’ at the cost of individual liberty. President Biden’s vaccine campaign is intended to affect almost every aspect of society and his weaponization of the administrative state against federal contractors is an unprecedented overreach.
In September, President Biden issued an executive order mandating employees of federal contractors be vaccinated.