DES MOINES, Iowa – On Friday, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that the State of Iowa had filed a lawsuit challenging President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate rule for employees of companies employing 100 or more.
They joined a list of plaintiffs that includes the States of Missouri, Arizona, Nebraska, Montana, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, New Hampshire, and Wyoming. The plaintiffs also includes AAI, Inc. Doolittle Trailer Manufacturing, Inc., Christian Employers Alliance, Sioux Falls Catholic Schools, and Home School Legal Defense Association.
The lawsuit was filed with the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The White House stated on July 23 of this year that mandating vaccines is “not the role of the federal government.”
“They were right then and they’re wrong now,” Reynolds said.
As stated in the complaint: “This mandate is unconstitutional, unlawful, and unwise. The federal government lacks constitutional authority under its enumerated powers to issue this mandate, and its attempt to do so unconstitutionally infringes on the States’ powers expressly reserved by the Tenth Amendment.”
“I believe the vaccine is the best defense against COVID-19, but I also firmly believe in Iowans’ right to make healthcare decisions based on what’s best for themselves and their families, and I remain committed to protecting those freedoms. President Biden should do the same,” she added.
Read the lawsuit here:2021-11-05 - OSHA Vaccine Mandate - Petition for Review