Federal Judge Appointed by Trump Drops the Hammer on Biden’s Vax Mandate for Health Workers in 10 States

The positive impact of Donald Trump’s presidency continues to help Americans who are in need amid the massive failures of the Biden administration.

A Trump-appointed judge just ruled in favor of halting the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Judge Matthew Schelp of the Eastern District of Missouri decided to halt the mandate for health workers who work at hospitals that receive federal funding.

It appears that not all Americans, even health care workers, want to be forced to inject the drug into their bodies. Biden has continued to push this mandate on some Americans against their will.

Judge Schelp issued the preliminary injunction for workers throughout 10 states at facilities that are certified for Medicare and Medicaid.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said, “Unfortunately, with this latest mandate from the Biden Administration, last year’s healthcare heroes are turning into this year’s unemployed.”

“Requiring healthcare workers to get a vaccination or face termination is unconstitutional and unlawful, and could exacerbate healthcare staffing shortages to the point of collapse, especially in Missouri’s rural areas,” Schmitt said.

“My Office has been, and will continue to be, a national leader in challenging the Biden Administration’s illegal edicts, and this instance is our latest effort to push back on this unprecedented federal overreach.”

These states include Iowa, Alaska, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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These 10 states had already sued the Biden administration, arguing that the vaccine mandate was unconstitutional.

The lawsuit was led by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, NPR reported.

Schelp was nominated by Trump on Dec. 2, 2019. He was then confirmed by the Senate on Feb. 12, 2020, with a 72-23 vote, according to Ballotpedia.

Schelp wrote in his ruling that the public would benefit from this decision “because it would ensure that federal agencies do not extend their power beyond the express delegation from Congress.”

He said that the mandate would actually put a burden on health facilities that could hinder their ability to save lives.

“The scale falls clearly in favor of healthcare facilities operating with some unvaccinated employees, staff, trainees, students, volunteers, and contractors, rather than the swift, irremediable impact of requiring healthcare facilities to choose between two undesirable choices — providing substandard care or providing no healthcare at all,” Schelp wrote in his ruling.

Schelp, however, is not the only one of Trump’s appointed judges to challenge the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate.

On Nov. 13, Rolling Stone reported that three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, two appointed by Trump, one appointed by former President Ronald Reagan, allowed a ban to stay in place that blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s vaccine mandate from going into effect.