Montgomery, Ala. (EETV) - Attorney General Marshall has joined attorneys general from 23 other states to send a letter to President Biden to warn him not to require vaccines in workplaces.

Calling it an "authoritarian power grab," Attorney General Marshall and the 23 other attorney generals underscored in their letter that President Biden's vaccine mandate misuses its authority in attempting to impose a nationwide health decree through an emergency labor order that heretofore has been directed to address workplace safety.

“According to you, Mr. President, this [mandate] would affect nearly 80 million Americans.," said Attorney General Marshall. "But many millions more would be directly and indirectly harmed. Millions of Americans are threatened with losing their jobs and the benefits that come with them, including life and health insurance and retirement benefits. Your threat carries with it the threat of people losing their homes and shifting the financial obligation of supporting currently independent and employed individuals to public support systems. Worse still, if your expansive reading of the law succeeds, the American people can expect further abuses, as it is hard to imagine any requirement that the law would not allow. You are clearly acting beyond the scope of the statute, and you will fail in court.”

Attorney General Marshall urges President Biden to reconsider this plan and allow people to make their own decisions. If not, "the undersigned state Attorneys General will seek every available legal option to hold you accountable and uphold the law."