Oklahoma Governor and Attorney General Fight Back Against Federal Vaccine Mandate

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on October 15, 2021 | Sundance | 188 Comments

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt released a video statement Thursday targeting the Biden administration’s worker vaccine requirements. In the video, Governor Stitt called the administration’s employer vaccine mandates an action of “federal overreach” and “unconstitutional.”

Supporting the governor, Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor released a statement Thursday calling for employers to disregard the Biden administration’s upcoming vaccine and testing requirement for their employees.

It will be interesting to see how the various state attorneys general establish their standing as the federal requirement targets “individuals“, not specifically state government.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General John O’Connor today released the following statement as employers are facing pressure from the Biden Administration to act on vaccine mandates.

“There are currently no rules that require employers to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for employees. I urge Oklahoma employers to disregard the Biden Administration’s wishes to the contrary. In the event federal emergency rules are issued that place such an unlawful demand upon employers, our office will be joined by other state Attorneys General across the country to quickly sue and seek an injunction against any implementation or enforcement.

Oklahomans should have the right to make their own personal health decisions for themselves and their families. Employers that are mandating vaccines are unfortunately doing so upon their own initiative. Religious, medical, and personal exemptions should be uniformly approved by those employers at the very least.”

– Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor (read more)

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