The monarchial mandate far exceed the president’s authority, wrote Judge Jeffrey Brown, in another blow to Biden’s longing to decree that everyone should be forced to get jabbed.
The Department of Justice immediately said it would appeal.
Biden’s mandate would have forced about 3.5 million federal workers to be vaccinated or face termination, according to the New York Post. And unlike the mandate for private businesses, which the Supreme Court had already ruled against, federal employees were not given the option to test weekly for COVID-19 instead of receiving the vaccine.
That was a “bridge too far,” Brown wrote, arguing that the case boiled down to, “whether the President can, with the stroke of a pen and without the input of Congress, require millions of federal employees to undergo a medical procedure as a condition of their employment.”
The ruling was viewed as a victory by freedom-loving, anti-mandate proponents.
“The wins just keep piling up,” Joe Concha tweeted.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich echoed that sentiment.
GREAT NEWS! A federal judge in Texas just blocked the unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees.
Our office was the first to challenge Biden’s unlawful mandates. We will continue to fight to protect your liberties.
— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) January 21, 2022