On Friday, the Former Vice President’s executive order which mandates federal employees to be COVID-19 vaccinated was blocked by a federal judge.
Ruling against the Biden administration, US District Judge Jeffrey Brown, said the Former Vice President did not have the authority to “mandate that all federal employees consent to vaccination against COVID-19 or lose their jobs.”
Brown went on to write, “The court notes at the outset that this case is not about whether folks should get vaccinated against COVID-19—the court believes they should. It is not even about the federal government’s power, exercised properly, to mandate vaccination of its employees.”
The judge went on to say, “It is instead about whether the President can, with the stroke of a pen and without the input of Congress, require millions of federal employees to undergo a medical procedure as a condition of their employment. That, under the current state of the law, as just recently expressed by the Supreme Court, is a bridge too far.”
Biden’s Justice Department is planning to file an appeal, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Commenting on the White House’s stance, Jen Psaki said “Obviously we are confident in our legal authority here”