Joe Biden’s New Year is not off to a good start.
Biden’s new mask mandate that was attached to the Head Start program has been defeated, at least temporarily.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton celebrated the decision as a significant win for the children and parents of Texas.
This was a win in Texas, but you better believe other red states are going to jump all over this decision to challenge the new rule.
The big chance recently came when Biden tried to add conditions to Head Start funding.
During the Trump administration, it was made quite clear that funding of any kind approved and allocated by Congress could not be halted or changed with Executive Orders or actions.
That, however, is exactly what Biden tried to pull off here.
The new rule was going to enforce masks on children as well as a vaccine requirement for adults involved in the program.
The court made it clear this is completely unacceptable, ruling, “The agency’s rule requires Head Start staff to be vaccinated and near universal masking of children and adults.
“It is undisputed that an agency cannot act without congressional authorization.
“Thus, the question here is whether Congress authorized HHS to impose these requirements.”
Paxton celebrated the win with a Twitter announcement…
I just halted another illegal fed vax & mask mandate. Thanks to my suit(first of its kind in the nation), Prez Brandon is barred from using the Head Start Program to force vax & masks in TX—both of which this Admin embarrassingly admitted don’t stop Covid anyway!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) January 1, 2022
He added, “Hopefully, the Biden administration will lay down their sword and stop jabbing at parents and kids and just let this thing stand.
“I’m sure they won’t. … They think they should make the choice for these children and for these parents.”
Do you think this ruling will hold up or do you think Biden will continue to fight it?
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Source: Fox News