12 states sue Biden administration over COVID vaccine rule

COLUMBIA, MO (AP) — Twelve states are suing to block President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors.

Attorneys general filed the lawsuit in a Missouri federal district court Friday.

The states that are suing are Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Florida filed a separate lawsuit Thursday. The latest lawsuit argues that the Biden administration overstepped its authority in requiring federal contractors to make their employees get the coronavirus vaccine.

Texas filed a similar lawsuit Friday, and another group of states led by Georgia announced that they would file a similar lawsuit.

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