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Gov. Holcomb Calls for Lawsuit Against Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Indiana's governor has directed the Indiana Department of Labor to work with the state's Attorney General on a lawsuit challenging the federal government's sweeping COVID-19 vaccine/testing mandate for companies with 100 or more employees.

Posted: Nov 4, 2021 12:53 PM
Updated: Nov 5, 2021 8:13 AM

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is challenging the federal COVID-19 vaccine/testing mandate for companies with 100 or more employees.

On Wednesday, Gov. Holcomb said that he was calling on state authorities to create a lawsuit challenging the mandate.

“I direct the Indiana Department of Labor to work with the Attorney General on a lawsuit challenging the federal government regarding the OSHA ETS," Gov. Holcomb said. "This is an overreach of the government’s role in serving and protecting Hoosiers."

Gov. Holcomb did add that while he thinks the vaccine is the best tool to protect against COVID-19, he does not think the federal government's approach is the right one.

Link: Statement by President Joe Biden on Vaccination Requirements

"This federal government approach is unprecedented and will bring about harmful, unintended consequences in the supply chain and the workforce," the governor said.

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita plans to hold a live-streamed event to address the state's intentions to take legal action against the federal mandate.

"Indiana will be taking multiple, aggressive legal actions, both independently and with other states to fight for hard-working Hoosiers and all Americans against Joe Biden’s dictatorial plans," AG Rokita said.

The live stream took place at 2:15 p.m. CT on AG Rokita's Facebook page.

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