Gov. Cox & other officials join lawsuit opposing Biden’s federal contractor vaccine mandate

SALT LAKE CITY — On Saturday morning, it was announced that Gov. Spencer Cox, Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, Attorney General Sean D. Reyes, Senate President J. Stuart Adams, House Speaker Brad Wilson, State Auditor John Dougall, and State Treasurer Marlo M. Oaks are joining a lawsuit that opposes President Joe Biden’s requirement that all federal contractor employees be vaccinated.

Joint statement:

“We must take a stand for hardworking Utahns who are being forced to either get the vaccine or lose their jobs. The president is making a habit out of reaching beyond the limits of his authority. In doing so, he is unnecessarily exacerbating stress on the supply chain, damaging the economy, forcing workers to leave jobs and hurting American families. We cannot stand idly by and allow President Biden and his administration to impose yet another reckless and illegal executive action.”

Employees of federal contractors make up one-fifth of the total U.S. workforce.

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