Arizona is taking President Joe Biden to court, with the state’s attorney general filing a request for a temporary restraining order to stop his administration from implementing a controversial vaccine requirement as a lawsuit filed last month moves forward.

“Once a vaccine has been administered, it can never be undone,” Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement obtained by Fox News. “The COVID-19 vaccine mandate is one of the greatest infringements upon individual liberty, federalism, and the separation of powers by any administration in our country’s history.”


Arizona initially sued Biden last month after he announced measures that will require federal workers and private-sector workers in businesses with more than 100 employees to be vaccinated or take a COVID test weekly in a move that will likely impact over one hundred million Americans.


“We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden said. “This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and those around you.”

Arizona fought back in the lawsuit that focused on the contrast between the mandates and the lack of mandate for illegal aliens. The state is claiming that the mandate violates the Equal Protection Clause by allegedly favoring migrants who have come into the country illegally over real Americans.

Brnovich is asking for a restraining order that will temporarily halt the mandates, arguing in court that one is needed due to vaccination deadlines, which are likely to pass before the filing for a preliminary injunction is heard fully.

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“The deadline for federal contractors to receive their first vaccine is approaching as early as Oct. 27, 2021, so time is of the essence,” he said in the filing. “The deadline for federal employees to receive their first Pfizer or Moderna vaccine has already passed, but the November 8 deadline for them to receive their second dose (or their first and only dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) is just weeks away.”


This comes one day after Biden mocked those who are against vaccine mandates on the basis of “freedom.” During a CNN Town Hall on Tuesday night, Biden slammed those who he says are making vaccine mandates “a political issue.”

“I have the freedom to kill you with my COVID,” Biden said in a mocking voice, making fun of those who are against vaccine mandates. “No, I mean, come on, freedom.”

It will certainly be interesting to see how Arizona’s case against Biden plays out.