Lawsuit filed on behalf of 20-year Navy employee against federal vaccine mandate: 'Biden is not a king'

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FIRST ON FOX - A conservative legal group set up by former Trump adviser Stephen Miller is suing the Biden administration on behalf of a 20-year Navy employee over the federal employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

More than 3.5 million federal employees had until Nov. 22 to provide proof to their employers that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or an approved exemption under the president's September executive order.

"The ends always justify the means for the Biden Administration — even if that means acting with no lawful authority, or acting in a manner directly contrary to the law," America First Legal (AFL) Vice-President and General Counsel Gene Hamilton told Fox News in a statement.

Hamilton continued: "President Biden is not a king, his Administration is no royal court, and he has no inherent authority to act in this tyrannical way and intrude on the rights of all federal employees. This case is a righteous fight not only for our client, but for all federal employees, and for the separation of powers."

The lawsuit filed Monday on behalf of Jason Payne argues that the mandate is unlawful and unconstitutional. It also states that Payne has natural immunity to COVID-19 after he contracted and recovered from the virus in 2020. Payne "refuses" to get the vaccine. As a result, he has been promised that he will lose his job, according to the lawsuit.

"No matter how much any president wants to attack some specific problems … that desire to address the issue does not provide the president with independent authority to do something about it," Hamilton said in an interview with Fox News. "And in our federal system of government, this is not a case where the federal government has the authority unless Congress acts otherwise. So … his entire higher federal employee vaccination mandate executive order is built on a... (Read more)