Darby joins Texans for responsible government against Biden vaccine mandate


SAN ANGELO, TEXAS – Representative Drew Darby (R-San Angelo) joined the Texans for Responsible Government (TRG) in an amicus brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Instance, s opposing the Biden administration’s unprecedented and excessive vaccine mandate. The mandate that would affect 84 million workers was developed and is being enforced by the US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety, and Health Administration (OSHA). The amicus brief filed by TRG and Republican members of the Texas House of Representatives challenges the constitutionality of the mandate and calls for its annulment.

The vaccination mandate issued by OSHA would require private companies with 100 or more employees to require that all employees be vaccinated by January 4, 2022, or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. More than half of the states, including Texas, have filed lawsuits against President Biden’s vaccine mandate. These states are joined by interests and advocates favorable to business, education, manufacturing, faith, labor, personnel and medicine challenging the order.

“This unconstitutional order from the Biden administration is not about science or vaccines, but about government mandates and overbreadth,” said Representative Darby. “Individuals have the freedom to make this medical decision for themselves and their families, and they don’t need the government telling them what to do. I am proud to help lead this effort against the reckless policies of the Biden administration and to defend the individual freedoms of all Texans, ”said Representative Darby.

“The cases currently before the Federal Court of Appeal are ball game,” said Chris Britton, executive director of Texans for Responsible Government. “TRG, along with Representative Darby, stands firmly with the many businesses, educators’ groups, states and nonprofits fighting this federal assault and attack on individual liberty.”

Last month, the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued a decision suspending OSHA’s mandate. With increased legal advocacy in Texas and other U.S. states, TRG and Texas House Leadership are hoping to see the tenure permanently revoked.

Darby is a small business owner, with offices throughout West Texas. He and his wife, Clarisa, have five children and nine grandchildren. They are members of the First Presbyterian Church of San Angelo.

Texas House District 72 includes Coke, Concho, Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Reagan, Runnels, Sterling, and Tom Green counties. In the next election in 2022, Coleman County will be part of House District 72.


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