OKLAHOMA CITY - Today, the State of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration to stop its mandatory vaccination requirement for federal contractors.
“Biden’s vaccine mandates are a clear abuse of power. He does not have the authority to make healthcare decisions for Oklahomans,” Attorney General O’Connor said.
“It is sinister that Biden is threatening Oklahomans with the loss of their jobs if they do not surrender their personal rights and freedoms to the federal government. The President is using private employers to do his dirty work,” said General O’Connor.
This unconstitutional mandate against federal contractors will directly cause many hardworking, unvaccinated Oklahoman employees to lose their jobs.
“How can they pay their mortgages and car payments? Then, months from now Biden and the democratic Congress will dole out trillions of dollars to support the people Biden drove out of the workforce,” General O’Connor said. “Who is going to pay for this?”
It is unknown whether Oklahoma or any State would fully recover from this reckless mandate’s economic impact.
The Biden Administration has previously admitted that it is not the federal government’s role to enforce vaccine mandates.
Attorney General O’Connor and 20 other Attorneys General wrote President Biden last week to challenge his Administration’s mandatory vaccination requirement for federal contractors.
The Oklahoma Attorney General’s office has acquired outside counsel to assist with the lawsuit.
We will ask the court to immediately enjoin the effect of Biden’s vaccination order.
“We appreciate the support from our State’s Senate and the House,” Attorney General O’Connor said. “With their support, we can stand up for the rights of Oklahomans and defend the rule of law against federal overreach.”
In addition, our office is currently finalizing another lawsuit to challenge the OSHA rules that were released today. We plan to file it shortly.
View a copy of the federal contract lawsuit filing here.