WASHINGTON DC – This week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Reps. Chip Roy (TX-21) and Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-4) led a cohort of 42 other Republican members of Congress in submitting a brief to judicial amicus in the US Court. calls for the fifth circuit in Feds for Medical Freedom v. Biden. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Kevin Cramer (RN.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), John Hoeven ( RN .D.), James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska ), and John Thune (RS.D.) joined the amicus brief, along with 34 members of the House of Representatives.
In the brief, the members state: “In this case, the President of the United States claims the awesome – and heretofore unasserted – power to unilaterally compel a broad spectrum of American workers to undergo medical intervention. No federal law confers this claimed authority on the president. On the contrary, Congress denied it.
After the filing, Senator Cruz added:
“The American people are fed up with Biden’s unconstitutional mandates that trample on our rights. That’s why we’re sending a clear message to everyone suffering under Biden — from our military, to federal employees, to nurses and hospital staff: the days of these tyrannical mandates are numbered.
Representative Chip Roy said:
“Biden’s federal COVID vaccine mandates are tyrannical, unconstitutional, and have no place in America. They are nothing more than a failed political push by a deposed president in brazen disregard of science, facts, and our natural rights. Therefore, I am honored to join my friends Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Mike Johnson and the patriots of the First Liberty Institute in filing this amicus curiae brief in the Fifth Circuit in support of the legal fight against Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for the federal government. workers and subcontractors. Meanwhile, the American people are rightly fed up; as the courts continue to work through this legal challenge, Congress is expected to vote against any funding for these warrants.
Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana said:
“The Biden administration‘s vaccination mandate for federal contractors is unconstitutional and risks discouraging qualified individuals from associating with our federal government. Every time President Biden’s unconstitutional mandates are reviewed by the courts, they fail. We urge the Court to uphold the First Amendment rights of federal government contractors in this case as well. To healthcare workers, first responders, military, contractors, and all American workers impacted by President Biden’s unconstitutional policies: we won’t stop fighting for you.
A full copy of Amicus’ memoir is available HERE.