Attorney General Wilson holds news conference, comments on pending lawsuits against federal vaccine mandates

Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 12:25 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Attorney General Alan Wilson held a news conference on pending lawsuits he’s filed against federal vaccine mandates.

The conference took place at 1:30 p.m. at the State Grand Jury Room on Assembly Street in Columbia.

Below is the entire conference:

The state filed three lawsuits in total against vaccine mandates.

South Carolina filed a lawsuit against people contracted by the federal government to be vaccinated. As of Wednesday, there is a hearing scheduled for this lawsuit on Friday.

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South Carolina filed another lawsuit against the requirement that private companies with 100 or more employees require their workers to be vaccinated or be tested weekly. As a result of this lawsuit that portion of the mandate, which would be enforced by OSHA, has been blocked.

South Carolina has also joined with 13 other states in a lawsuit against the facet of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate requiring healthcare workers be fully vaccinated. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Louisiana issued a nationwide injunction, blocking that mandate from being enforced across the country.

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