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Brnovich joins suit challenging health care worker COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich
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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is co-leading a group of 11 other Republican attorneys general in a federal lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is co-leading a group of 11 other Republican attorneys general in a federal lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.

The suit filed in Louisiana on behalf of 12 states was dated Monday.

It comes less than a week after another lawsuit challenging the rule was filed in Missouri by a coalition of 10 states.

Both lawsuits say the rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services violates federal law and unconstitutionally encroaches on powers reserved to the states. In addition to Louisiana and Arizona, the latest suit covers Montana, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia.

Brnovich is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Democrat incumbent Mark Kelly for a U.S. Senate seat in 2022.