A federal judge in Texas blocked Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate on federal employees Friday; raising new questions over his administration’s unraveling response to the global COVID-19 pandemic amid record-high infections.
“A U.S. judge in Texas on Friday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing an executive order requiring federal employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19,” reports CNBC. “The ruling marks the latest setback for President Joe Biden, whose efforts to boost U.S. vaccination rates through sweeping workplace safety rules have been repeatedly stymied in the courts.”
“Because the President’s authority is not that broad, the court will enjoin the second order’s enforcement,” read Brown’s ruling in U.S. District Court in Galveston, Texas.
“We are confident in our legal authority here,” claimed White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
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