Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, a Republican, and two Ohio sheriffs said they have sued President Biden and other officials.
The lawsuit is to fight the vaccine mandate, which is set to be enforced for federal contractors starting Jan. 4.
“I’ve said it many times: The Biden administration may not do whatever it wants however it wants,” Yost said in a news release. “The Constitution lays out critical rules by which the executive branch must operate. Congress and the states have their own powers, which the administration can’t just take over because it wants to.”
Yost also claims that the mandate would allow the release of undocumented immigrants.
Many jails have federal contracts in place, and the mandate could put those in jeopardy.
“We have sheriffs that are going to lose a lot of talented deputies to this mandate, and they’ll ultimately give up their contracts to house ICE detainees rather than see that happen,” Yost said. “Forcing that kind of choice on people who dedicate their lives to keeping our communities safe creates a needless situation in which everyone loses.”