Today Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s order requiring federal contractor employees to be vaccinated by December 8, fulfilling a promise to take legal action to stop the state overreach and to address Florida in the nation’s first state to hold the President accountable.
The lawsuit seeks an immediate end to the unlawful requirement that federal contractors ensure all employees have received a mandatory injection. Governor joined the announcement by Attorney General Ashley Moody as well as those facing consequences as a result of vaccination mandates. You can find the lawsuit here.
“Just a few months ago, Joe Biden said it was neither appropriate nor legal for the federal government to mandate these COVID vaccines,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said. “But now we’ve kind of gone from 15 days to slow the spread to 3 strikes to keep their jobs going.
The federal government is exceeding its powers, and it’s important that we take a stand because, in Florida, we believe these are options based on individual circumstances. Last week, Gov. DeSantis announced a special session during which the Florida Legislature will provide worker protections and uphold the right of parents to opt out of wearing masks for their children in school and quarantine mandates. The governor has worked closely with the House and Senate as it progresses, and dates for special sessions are being announced. this week.
“Governor DeSantis has made it abundantly clear that we have a responsibility to address unconstitutional abuses at the federal level, and that is what we will accomplish through this lawsuit and during the upcoming special session,” said Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez.
“We look forward to working with Senate President Simpson and House Speaker Sprowls to empower parents, provide worker protections, and continue to protect our rights and freedoms, which we cherish as Floridians. “I have never seen such blatant disregard for the Constitution or the laws that govern our country,” said Attorney General Ashley Moody.
“President Biden has no authority to compel millions of Americans to get vaccinated, nor does he have the ability to penalize Florida financially for failing to uphold its authoritarian, illegal, and unconstitutional executive branch. request.