Florida sues Biden over vaccine mandate
On Thursday, the state of Florida sued President Joe Biden’s administration over its coronavirus vaccine mandate for federal contractors, adding fuel to the fire that is the feud between Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and the White House.
According to DeSantis, the lawsuit argues that Biden doesn’t have the authority to issue such a mandate, and it violates procurement law.
Previously, DeSantis has made it known that he intended to take legal action over federal vaccine requirements.
The vaccine mandate for federal contractors is set to take effect in December. Additionally, Biden has also announced that private employers with 100 or more workers will have to require them to be vaccinated or tested weekly.
The President maintains that the mandates will help end the coronavirus pandemic, but he’s faced nationwide opposition. On Wednesday, 21 Republican state attorneys general sent a letter to Biden saying his mandate for federal contractors “stands on shaky legal ground.”