Governor Abbott challenges Biden administration’s vaccine mandate in federal court

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Governor Greg Abbott and President Joe Biden (MANDEL NGAN/AFP for Nexstar via Bob Daemmrich and Getty Images)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Governor Greg Abbott on Monday challenged To President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in federal court.

The petition was submitted to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. This is the same court temporarily stopped the vaccine mission earlier this month and on Friday refused to remove his stay on authority.

Abbott’s petition urges the court to revoke the mandate imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA’s rules Need employees of any company with more than 100 employees Getting vaccinated or tested weekly in early 2022.

The governor claims he is “uniquely entitled to judicial scrutiny” because it goes against an executive order he authorizes.

The petition states, “This Court should revoke OSHA’s Power ‘contrary to the statute from which it was empowered and possibly violating the constitutional structure that protects our collective freedom’. “OSHA is trying to fulfill President Biden’s empty threat. ‘If these governors don’t help us beat the pandemic, I will use my power as President to lead them astray.’ Governor Abbott’s GA-40 Executive Order does not have to yield to President Biden’s unconstitutional usurpation of power.”

Associated Press reports More than 20 states have filed legal appeals in federal appeals courts After OSHA published its rules on Nov.