“The state of Oklahoma has sued President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for their vaccine mandate on the state’s National Guard on Thursday.
The lawsuit was filed by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and Attorney General John O’Connor, both Republicans. It requests relief against the vaccine mandate it deems unconstitutional and asks to enjoin the federal government from enforcing the mandate against the state’s National Guard forces.
The suit also asks to keep the federal government from withholding funding from the Oklahoma National Guard or its members.
“Biden’s vaccine mandates are a clear abuse of power,” O’Connor wrote in a statement announcing the legal action. “He does not have the authority to make healthcare decisions for Oklahomans.
“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.”
O’Connor and 20 other state attorneys general wrote Biden last week to challenge his administration’s vaccination requirement for federal contractors put in place in August.
“How can they pay their mortgages and car payments?” O’Connor’s statement continued. “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.