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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (LifeSiteNews) — Conservative news website Daily Wire filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the Biden administration over the COVID shot mandate for businesses.

On the same day, the administration of President Joe Biden had announced its COVID jab mandate for workers, threating fines of up to $136,532 for repeated non-compliance. The shock followed an announcement from Biden in September which declared the government’s intent to require companies with 100 employees or more to coerce workers into receiving an abortion-tainted shot. The deadline facing businesses and employees is January 4, 2022.

Daily Wire CEO Jeremy Boreing outlined on Thursday the reasons behind the suit against the federal government, and the next steps in the process. The suit was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Boreing, the co-founder of the Daily Wire, said his company would refuse to comply with Biden’s “tyrannical vaccine mandate.” The Daily Wire lawsuit does not take a stance on whether someone should take the jab or not, but instead focuses on what Boreing called a “grotesque abuse of power” his company “won’t be party to …”

The CEO added that the Daily Wire “will not incur the liability of inserting ourselves into the private health decisions and information of our employees,” explaining that the “company was founded to stand against tyranny, and we will.”

The Daily Wire is being represented by The Dhillon Law Group, Inc., and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). Both are non-profit legal groups.

Harmeet Dhillon, a partner at the Dhillon Law Group, said during the press conference that “papers were filed first thing this [Thursday] morning,” and that the firm would be providing a “more voluminous petition with supporting evidence within 24 hours or so.”

In Dhillon’s legal opinion, “the Biden administration lacks the constitutional or the statutory authority delegated by Congress to issue the employer mandate and that the mandate fails to meet the requirements for issuing a rule taking effect immediately without the normal process of considering public comments.”

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It's official: Joe Biden has announced that his Administration will be forcing COVID vaccinations on nearly 1/3rd of American citizens, blatantly disregarding the personal objections of millions of people and moving America ever closer towards a medical dictatorship.

We cannot stand for this unprecedented overreach, and we will not submit to Biden's tyrannical public coercion efforts.

Please SIGN this urgent petition informing the President that you will NOT comply with these unconstitutional vaccine mandate orders issued by the Biden Administration, and that elected officials should act in their capacity to block these intrusive demands.

On Thursday, September 9th, Joe Biden announced the latest round of federal orders meant to further coerce large swaths of the public into getting the COVID vaccine -- many against their will.

While the legal standing of these measures is, at best, dubious, the Biden Administration appears more ready than ever to gut our individual rights and practically erase medical autonomy in our country.

This latest escalation in overreach was announced via a televised speech in which Biden outlined a new "six-point plan" that includes far more than just six avenues to achieve mass medical compliance.

Among the most egregious new federal mandates are the following:

  • A requirement that all private businesses employing more than 100 people mandate their workers get the Covid-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing (to be implemented by way of a new Department of Labor rule)
  • A requirement that all federal employees and federal contractors get the COVID vaccine
  • A requirement that all healthcare workers in facilities that receive reimbursement from Medicare and/or Medicaid (an estimated 17 million) get the Covid-19 vaccine without an alternative testing option
  • A requirement that all Head Start teachers get the COVID vaccine
  • A federal effort to lobby states to implement vaccine mandates for all school employees, and require regular testing of all students and school staff
  • A federal effort to lobby entertainment venues to require proof of vaccination or testing in order to grant entry to the public
  • A continuation of mask mandates on all federal properties and during interstate travel (i.e. planes, trains, buses)

All in all, these new vaccine mandates, which will go into effect within the coming weeks, will affect an estimated 100 million American workers -- 2/3rds of the entire workforce!

And, according to an administration official, violations of these unconstitutional requirements could result in fines of up to $14,000.

While this is clearly a political ploy on the part of the Joe Biden and his team of power-hungry Washington insiders to shift the focus from their disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the American public knows better: After nearly a year and a half's worth of arbitrary, ever-changing, and unconstitutional government mandates in response to the COVID outbreak, it was always a given that the Biden Administration would ramp things up even further when it behooved them.

And now, it would seem that time has officially come.

"This is not about freedom or personal choice," Biden uttered in his remarks, confirming his administration's blatant dismissal of all Americans' right(s) to accept or decline the experimental Covid-19 vaccine.

This is a stunning reversal from Biden's declaration last December that "I don’t think [the vaccine] should be mandatory, I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory."

In fact, Biden even confirmed his intention to flout states' rights in the process, warning that "If these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way."

These are not the words of an "empathetic" leader; these are the words of an aspiring dictator. And, for the time being, the only way to stop Joe Biden's tyranny is through mass noncompliance.

As we've said from the beginning, science, basic logic, and common sense should dictate policy regarding COVID and the Delta variant.

But Joe Biden and the federal government have long abandoned those principles throughout this crisis, culminating into this disturbing yet inevitable flurry of intrusive vaccine mandates that use people's jobs, individual autonomy, and livelihood as leverage.

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In addition, Dhillon stated: “… there is no emergency that requires the Biden administration to skip over the normal rulemaking process to implement this radical takeover of the American workplace that is not authorized by Congress or by the Constitution.”

Ryan Banger, ADF Senior Counsel, added that the lawsuit is “not about whether the COVID vaccine is a good thing … The question is whether the federal government has the authority to strip Americans of that freedom to decide by conscripting private employers like The Daily Wire to become the government’s COVID vaccine commissars.”

Of particular concern to Boreing and the Daily Wire is the fact that American citizens face the prospect of losing their jobs if they do not comply with the mandate. He expressed his dismay over hearing stories of “individuals trying to make a stand” against vaccine mandates who “lost their jobs.” The Daily Wire CEO believes that individual citizens are often at a disadvantage, therefore he said, “corporations and states have certain responsibilities because we have the means to engage in this battle.”

Along with what Boreing views as an “unconstitutional” move from the Biden regime, he believes that it is important for companies to consider practical matters of liability. “We should be clear about what the government is asking us to do: discriminate against our own employees on the basis of their private health care decisions,” Boreing said. He added, “I don’t see how the government can rightly put those liabilities on us into the future.”

An article at the Daily Wire summarized the concerns of the CEO: “… the costs incurred by businesses forced to regulate employees who do not take the vaccine create a jumble of potential legal problems should an unvaccinated employee need to be let go.”

During the press conference, Boreing slammed the national response to the declared pandemic, saying, “President Biden, the federal government, social media, and the establishment media have conspired to rob Americans of their freedoms in the name of public health.” He also expressed his sentiment that the response has led to a “broken faith with the American people through conflicting messaging, false information, and by suppressing data and perspectives with which they disagree.”

The Daily Wire is not the only conservative voice to announce a challenge to Biden’s abortion-tainted vaccine mandate. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) announced last week that he would be filing a lawsuit. The Georgia governor was joined by leaders from Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia.

If the vaccine mandate takes effect, it is expected to affect about 84 million people.

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