Governor Greg Abbott (R) filed a petition to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the fifth circuit against the COVID-19 vaccination mandate imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
“OSHA is trying to deliver on President Biden’s empty threat that ‘if these governors will not help us beat the pandemic, I will use my power as president to get them out of the way’. Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-40 need not give in to President Biden’s unconstitutional takeover. ”
Governor Abbot is urging the court to remove OSHA’s vaccine mandate and confirm that his Executive Order GA-40 has not been pre-empted. “This court should deviate from OSHA’s mandate, which ‘goes against the statute from which it draws its power and is likely to violate the constitutional structure that protects our collective freedom.’