Texas AG Paxton files for restraining order to block federal contractor vax mandate

When it comes to challenging the authoritarian rule of the Biden regime, leave the heavy-lifting to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R), who has been front-and-center in the fight against the administration’s desire to stick needles in the arms of every single American, against their will.

According to Fox News, Paxton dropped the hammer once again on a key segment of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate with regard to the mandate for federal contractors, as he filed a motion this week to request a restraining order to prevent such requirements. 

Paxton argued that the requirement forces millions of Americans who fall into the federal contractor category, including a large portion of those people residing in Texas, to choose between their “fundamental constitutional rights and their livelihood.”

The fiery AG went on to slam the Biden administration for weaponizing the “administrative state against these federal contractors in an unprecedented overreach.”

Paxton’s motion

The AG made clear that he’s not interested in subjecting residents of his state to Biden’s overreaching mandate for federal contractors which many believe was simply a constitutional loophole that allowed the administration to force more people to take a COVID-19 vaccination against their will.

“Here, we protect individual liberties first and foremost, and Texans do not have to sacrifice their beliefs and their health to preserve their livelihoods,” Paxton said in a statement.

Some believe that the Biden administration is well within its rights to dictate what is required for its contracts to be completed, but others believe that such rapid implementation will — as has already been witnessed — ultimately result in a long list of legal battles.

“The federal government is trying to do a lot in a short amount of time. When you do that, you could find there are problems around the edges of implementation,” said Marc Antonetti, an employment partner with Baker & Hostetler LLP.

Bombshell development

As a number of states continue to fight Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates, on Tuesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency responsible for implementing the mandate, announced after a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month that it will suspend the initiative, according to The National Law Review.

“However, this is still a temporary ruling and will be appealed, most likely all the way to the Supreme Court, which would make the final decision,” the Review noted.

At the very least, this means that employers who were subject to implementing Biden’s vaccine mandate will now have significantly more time to decide how to act, which could also buy time for various attorneys general to mount their cases against the government.

As many predicted early on when Biden first announced the vaccine mandate, the legal challenges ahead make it very unlikely that it will ever actually take effect.

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