President Biden’s vaccine mandate for government contractors was dealt a blow Tuesday by a federal judge.
The judge has again sided with South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson in granting a preliminary injunction prohibiting the Biden administration from forcing federal workers to get the jab, the third time federal courts have ruled against the Democrat’s order.
“Abuse of power by the Biden administration has been stopped cold again. The rule of law has prevailed and liberty is protected. When the President oversteps his authority the law is thankfully there to halt his misuse of power,” Wilson said.
South Carolina was joined by attorneys general and governors of six other states: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Utah, and West Virginia.
The lawsuit argues Biden’s mandate violates the Tenth Amendment and raises concerns about the mandate for workers who “work alone, outside, or even exclusively remotely.”
A federal judge in Kentucky temporarily blocked the mandate for contractors on Nov. 30 for Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.
Separate mandates for healthcare workers and for businesses with more than 100 employees have also been blocked by courts.