Arizona sues Biden administration over COVID-19 vaccine mandate
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FIRST ON FOX: Arizona on Tuesday sued the Biden administration over President Biden's sweeping vaccinate mandates that affect federal employees and private businesses with more than 100 employees -- the first lawsuit against a policy that Republicans have slammed as an example of federal overreach.
"The federal government cannot force people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Biden Administration is once again flouting our laws and precedents to push their radical agenda," Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement. REPUBLICANS EXPLODE WITH FURY OVER BIDEN VACCINE MANDATE: 'ABSOLUTELY UNCONSTITUTIONAL' Biden announced the measures last week, which require federal workers and private sector workers in businesses with more than 100 employees be vaccinated or take a COVID test weekly, as part of an action plan to combat the virus. "We've been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us," Biden said from the White House. "This is not about freedom or personal choice. It's about protecting yourself and those around you." The mandate, which is expected to affect as many as 100 million Americans in an array of jobs, including health care, directly impacts the private sector. Republicans have described the move as an "unconstitutional" act of federal coercion that should be challenged or resisted. Specifically, the Arizona…