PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says his office will file a lawsuit once the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes the final guidelines mandating all large employers have their staff be fully vaccinated.
The Attorney General says the lawsuit is expected to be filed Friday morning. His office has been actively trying to prevent the federal government from placing COVID-19 mandates, including mask-wearing and vaccine requirements.
“When faceless government bureaucrats dictate what you must inject into your body, that’s the furthest thing in the world from a safe workplace,” said Brnovich in a news release. “The government doesn’t get to be your nanny, and it’s certainly not your doctor.”
The Biden administration announced Thursday that its vaccine rules applying to private businesses with 100 or more employees, certain health care workers and federal contractors will take effect January 4.
Last month, Brnovich expanded a federal complaint saying the vaccine mandate for federal workers and contractors violates the constitutional rights of those employees. Brnovich previously told reporters in a conference call that Biden was overstepping his constitutional powers and argued that Congress had delegated too much power to the president.
The Biden Administration has announced that the mandate will take effect on Jan. 4. The requirement is expected to impact 84 million people working for big companies and approximately 17 million health care workers across the country.