Nebraska governor: States looking into how to 'attack' Biden vaccine mandate in court

Nebraska governor: States looking into how to 'attack' Biden vaccine mandate in court
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Nebraska Gov. Pete RickettsPete RickettsOvernight Health Care — Nicki Minaj stokes uproar over vaccines Biden vaccine mandate puts McConnell, GOP leaders in a tough spot The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Biden's .5 trillion plan will likely have to shrink MORE (R) on Sunday said his attorney general and officials from other states are looking into how they can “attack” President BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE’s new vaccine mandate in court.

Ricketts, during an interview with Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceYarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Budget chairman: Debt ceiling fight 'a ridiculous position to be in' NIH director expects booster shots to be expanded, despite recommendation MORE on “Fox News Sunday,” called the new vaccine requirement that requires private employers with 100 or more employees an “egregious overreach of federal authority.”

“I've been talking to my attorney general, he is coordinating with the other attorneys general across the country who share similar views about the overreach,” Ricketts told Chris Wallace during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

“As we see what these rules are we will be able to know exactly how we will be able to challenge them in court. I'm also talking with my colleagues around the country as well the other governors who feel the way I do, and we'll be working on other strategies,” he added.

Ricketts said going to court would occur once authorities better grasp of the rules being implemented.

“When we get an idea of what these rules exactly will be we'll know how to be able to attack it in court,” he said.

President Biden announced a new federal vaccine rule on Thursday which requires that private employers with 100 or more employees mandate vaccines or weekly testing.

The new policy, which could affect nearly 80 million workers, will be issued in the coming weeks.

Ricketts, during his interview with Wallace, argued that getting inoculated should be a “personal health care choice.”

“This is not something that the government should mandate, and somebody shouldn't have to make the choice between keeping their job and getting a jab in the arm. I mean, it's just wrong,” Ricketts said.