STATE WIDE—Indians Atty. Gen. Todd Rokita said Thursday that he is looking into possible legal action against new mandates announced by Pres. Biden, earlier in the day.
“My team and I, along with other like-minded attorneys general, are reviewing all legal action on how to stand against these authoritarian actions by the Biden administration,” said Rokita, in a prepared statement.
The mandates include a rule that all businesses with 100 or more employees must require their employees to get the COVID vaccine, or implement regular testing for those who refuse.
“We will be prepared to file suit if Biden seeks illegal actions restricting Hoosiers’ liberties,” said Rokita.
Biden said he believes the rules will help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Rep. Larry Bucshon, who represents southwest Indians called the requirement an overreach. Bucshon is a medical doctor and Republican representative.
“Today’s decision by President Biden to mandate vaccinations for roughly 100 million Americans is an overreach of federal power and undermines confidence in the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines,” he Tweeted.
Many Republicans expressed similar sentiments.