We all knew it was coming; it was just a matter of time before someone finally pulled the proverbial trigger.
This bout of inevitability first began to exist just a matter of days ago, when the President of the United States declared that all federal employees would be mandated to received a COVID-19 vaccine, (along with employees of any business with more than 100 people on the payroll).
The move was predictably unpopular, particularly as the country continues to hold a heated debate amongst itself on the subject of the coronavirus vaccines.
It hasn’t taken long for the lawsuits to arrive, and the State of Arizona is leading the way.
Arizona on Tuesday sued the Biden administration over President Biden’s sweeping vaccinate mandates that affect federal employees and private businesses with more than 100 employees — the first lawsuit against a policy that Republicans have slammed as an example of federal overreach.Trending:
“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.
And that wasn’t all.
Specifically, the Arizona lawsuit contrasts the mandates with the lack of mandate for those entering the country illegally via the U.S. southern border, where there has been a surge in migrant encounters – with more than 212,000 in July alone. While approximately 40% of those encounters result an expulsion via Title 42 public health protections, many other migrants have been released into the U.S., which has led to concerns about the risk of potential COVID-19 spread.
“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 takes into account a workaround for the mandate that would allow undocumented migrants to skip the vaccination process, which, in turn, makes it unfair for American citizens who are choosing to not receive the inoculation.