State of Oklahoma Suing Biden Administration Over National Guard Vaccine Mandate
December 3, 2021 | Oklahoma
Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor, Governor Kevin Stitt, the state of Oklahoma, and 16 members of the state’s National Guard are suing the Biden administration in an attempt to block the enforcement of its vaccine mandate, deeming it unconstitutional and arguing that the mandate is tantamount to federal overreach.
In a complaint (pdf) filed on Thursday which names President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and dozens more federal officials and agencies as defendants, the state argued that the mandate violates the Constitution and has no legal basis.
Unvaccinated members of the National Guard who fail to get their COVID-19 shots by the June 30, 2022 deadline will be barred from participating in drills, training, and other duties, unless they are granted an exemption in accordance with department policy, according to a memo sent to military officials by U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin….(Excerpts from the Epoch Times)