CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDVM) — Attorneys general from 24 states wrote a letter to President Biden stating that if his proposed vaccine mandate was imposed, they would challenge it in court. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey released a statement regarding this letter.
Biden’s proposed plan would require employers with 100 or more employees to either mandate vaccines or require weekly testing. This plan would affect 100 million Americans.
The statement said that those writing the letter “take issue with the President’s use of flimsy legal arguments, contradictory statements and threatening directives to force others to receive the vaccine.”
Those writing the letter believe that a vaccine mandate will “force at least some Americans to leave the job market instead of complying.” Employers across the country are currently facing a job shortage and having difficulty finding people to fill in empty positions.
South Carolina took the lead in writing this letter. Besides West Virginia, attorneys general from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming signed on to the letter.
You can read a copy of the letter here.