Georgia governor, state leaders discuss lawsuit against Biden Administration’s COVID-19 policy

Published: Nov. 3, 2021 at 9:23 AM EDT|Updated: Nov. 3, 2021 at 9:59 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (WTOC/AP) - Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and other state leaders Wednesday discussed the state’s lawsuit against the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

A total of 19 states are now suing to block President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors.

The suit filed in Georgia also includes South Carolina, West Virginia, Utah, Idaho, Alabama and Kansas. Another suit filed in Missouri includes that state as well as Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Texas and Florida have filed suits individually.

The lawsuits argue that the Biden administration overstepped its authority in requiring federal contractors to make their employees get the coronavirus vaccine. Biden has argued that sweeping vaccine mandates will help end the deadly pandemic.

Gov. Kemp was joined by Attorney General Chris Carr and Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black.

You can watch a replay of the news conference below:

Georgia leaders on COVID-19 vaccine policy lawsuit

#WATCH: Georgia governor, state leaders to discuss lawsuit against Biden Administration’s COVID-19 policy >>>

Posted by WTOC-TV on Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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