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AG files lawsuit against Biden’s contractor vaccine mandate

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed a lawsuit, with a coalition of 10-states, challenging President Biden’s mandatory vaccination requirement for federal contractors. The mandate requires compliance on a “rushed and unrealistic timeline,” according to a news release from Rutledge’s office. Employees of federal contractors make up one-fifth of the total U.S. workforce.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge speaks at the Lincoln Day Dinner in Arkadelphia. The Arkadelphian photo

“I will not allow President Biden to force hardworking Arkansans to either get the shot or lose their jobs,” said Rutledge. “This is another reckless and illegal move by the Biden Administration which will have disastrous economic implications on our rapidly declining American economy.”

The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and led by the Missouri and Nebraska attorneys general. The lawsuit was also joined by Arkansas and the states of Alaska, Iowa, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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