KEMP, OTHER GOP GOVERNORS TO SUE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
The latest in GOP clashes with the Biden administration’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) will file a lawsuit in federal court challenging the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors.
Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr (R) were joined on the complaint by leaders from Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia. It comes on the heels of a similar lawsuit filed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday.
The plaintiffs are asking the court for an injunction blocking the administration and federal agencies from enforcing the mandate on any contractor based in their respective states. That’s a different strategy than Florida, which is seeking a nationwide injunction.
The policy is scheduled to take effect Dec. 8; it will require all federal workers and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19, without a testing option.