Ken Paxton, the attorney general for the state of Texas, shared his views on this ruling. Paxton declared it as a win. He cited Biden’s vaccine mandate as illegal; furthermore, Paxton professed the fight remains continuous and he’s not backing down.
On Sunday, a spokesperson for the White House stated they believe the mandate will ultimately prevail. However, the court’s note of issues regarding constitutional and statutory grounds seems to suggest otherwise.
At the very least, the Biden administration may end up having to walk back or severely water down this mandate from its current version. Republicans have made clear they will continue fighting it legally.
Republican leaders across the country aren’t the only folks suing the Biden administration over this mandate. Religious and business organizations are also bringing litigation of their own.
These bodies argue Biden’s mandate tramples on the religious rights of workers and will hurt businesses. At this point, the showdown over COVID vaccine mandates in the United States will have to play out.