Sep 10, 2021 7:09 PM

Wyoming governor says state will fight vaccine mandate

Posted Sep 10, 2021 7:09 PM

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon says he's asked the state’s attorney general to be prepared to challenge President Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine mandate, In a statement on Thursday, Gordon called it an “egregious example of big government overreach.”

Gordon and his wife are both vaccinated but he has stressed that vaccination is an “intensely personal” decision.

While he issued a statewide mask mandate during the winter surge, Gordon has vowed not to issue any vaccine mandates.

Wyoming lawmakers have already been working on legislation aimed at prohibiting businesses from requiring vaccinations for their next session.