24 Republican state attorney generals, including all four here in the area, are demanding President Biden drop his unlawful proposed vaccine mandate or they’ll be taking legal action.
In the letter, top prosecutors say this relates to the announced plans to mandate many private sector employees to either get a COVID-19 vaccine, submit to weekly testing or be fired.
“The vaccines have helped protect millions of Americans, and there are surely others who could benefit from obtaining this treatment,” the AGs write in a letter to Biden. “But convincing those who are hesitant to do so would require you to allow room for discussion and disagreement.”
The letter also says Biden’s plan is disastrous and counterproductive and will only drive further skepticism surrounding the vaccine.
The AGs argue that employees who leave their jobs as a result of the requirement will put added strain on “an already-too-tight labor market, burdening companies and (therefore) threatening the jobs of even those who have received a vaccine.”
“Worse still, many of those who decide to leave their jobs rather than follow your directive will be essential healthcare workers,” they write, citing a New York Times report about an upstate New York hospital that decided to stop delivering babies after six labor and delivery nurses resigned over the state’s vaccine mandate.
Fox News contributed to this report