Federal Court of Appeals temporarily blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate based on ‘grave statutory and constitutional issues’


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The Blaze

By Paul Sacca

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Saturday afternoon that the Federal Court of Appeals issued a temporary halt to President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate.

The Republican governor of Texas wrote on Twitter, “BREAKING: The Federal Court of Appeals just issued a temporary halt to Biden’s vaccine mandate. Emergency hearings will take place soon. We will have our day in court to strike down Biden’s unconstitutional abuse of authority.”

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily blocked Biden’s vaccine mandate pending further court order based on “grave statutory and constitutional issues with the mandate.”

The two-page order directs the federal government to respond to the request for a “permanent injunction” against the mandate by 5 p.m. on Monday.