Missouri AG to sue first thing tomorrow in effort to halt private employer vaccine mandate

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- On Thursday morning, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that he will sue first thing tomorrow morning to halt the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for private employers. 

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AG Schmitt said in a statement: 

“The federal government does not have the authority to unilaterally force private employers to mandate their employees get vaccinated or foot the bill for weekly testing.

I’ve been in discussions with businesses in Missouri, including a trailer manufacturing company in mid-Missouri, who say that this vaccine mandate will crush their business.

We will be on file first thing tomorrow morning to halt this illegal, unconstitutional attempt by the Biden Administration and the federal government to impose their will on thousands of Missouri businesses and millions of Missourians.

Missouri will not roll over, we will not back down – we will file suit imminently.”

The Associated Press reports: 

States have been preparing for the requirement since Biden previewed it back in September. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements released a Thursday call for companies with 100 or more employees to be vaccinated by Jan. 4 or be tested weekly. Failure to comply could result in penalties of nearly $14,000 per violation. Federal officials also left open the possibility of expanding the mandate to smaller employers.

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