The state of Florida is suing President Biden, NASA, and a handful of other officials over a mandate forcing federal employees to the Covid-19 vaccine. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Gov. Ron DeSantis filed a lawsuit arguing that the mandates interfere with the state’s economy and employment policies.
Fox News reports:
Florida’s lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in the middle district of Florida’s Tampa division Thursday morning, argues that NASA, and others “frequently contracts with Florida, has current contractual relationships with Florida, and is and will continue to seek to impose the Biden administration’s unlawful requirements to Florida.”
“Because the government’s unlawful vaccine requirement seeks to interfere with Florida’s employment policies and threaten Florida with economic harm and the loss of federal contracts, the State seeks relief from this Court,” the lawsuit states.
In the lawsuit, Florida argues that, if unchallenged, the federal vaccine requirements would force Florida to require vaccinations of certain state officials, as the state contracts with entities that also contract with the federal government.
Florida’s lawsuit says that the Biden administration is “relying on a statute” which authorizes the president to “‘prescribe policies and directives that the president considers necessary to carry out’ the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act (FPASA) of 1949 (FPASA)” to “compel millions of Americans who work for government contractors to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.”
The lawsuit says, “nothing in that statute authorizes such a radical intrusion on the personal autonomy of American workers.”
According to Biden’s mandate, federal workers will have to be vaccinated by December 8.