NEWS & ANALYSIS

Arizona Sues Biden Over Vaccine Mandates


Arizona is the first state to file a lawsuit against the Biden administration over enforcing a vaccine mandate for federal and private sector employees. 

In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, the state argued that the vaccination requirements are unconstitutional because the federal government hasn’t announced similar requirements for migrants crossing the southern border, the Daily Caller reports. 

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said the Biden administration’s policies reflect an “unmistakable” favoritism in favor of illegal immigrants. 

“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,” Brnovich said in a statement. “There can be no serious or scientific discussion about containing the spread of COVID-19 that doesn’t begin at our southern border.” 

“Under our Constitution, the President is not a king who can exercise this sort of unbridled power unilaterally,” he wrote. “And even George III wouldn’t have dreamed that he could enact such sweeping policies by royal decree alone.” 

Following Biden’s announcement last Thursday introducing new measures and federal employee mandates, several state attorneys general and governors threatened legal action. 

“Biden’s historic overreach on vaccine mandates will not stand in Missouri,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt tweeted. “We’re at a crossroads in America – who we are and what we’re going to be. We must fight back.”