Ashley Moody thinks the ‘American people are waking up’ to vaccine mandates

Florida to join challenge of OSHA vaccine mandate rule.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody was in the first segment of the Thursday edition of “Ingraham Angle” when she suggested that Joe Biden administration vaccine mandates may spur a political movement, with people “waking up.”

“I think this has been a shock to the American people. When the President of the United States comes out and says that he’s going to start doing a federal mandate that’s never been done before. That they have unlimited authority to ensure there is 0% transmission. That is an incredible power grab. And I think the American people are waking up,” Moody said. “Absolutely.”

“This is not anti-vaccine but pro-freedom,” Moody added.

The Attorney General offered a number of slashing lines throughout the segment, in which she appeared with another Republican AG who objects to the corporate vaccine mandate set to be imposed through emergency rulemaking of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

“Florida will put up a ferocious fight,” Moody told Fox News viewers, vowing to pursue action “making sure we stand up for Florida’s sovereignty in court.”

Under the 490-page OSHA rule, companies with more than 100 workers must ensure employees are fully vaccinated or provide weekly COVID-19 testing. The mandate, officials say, will impact roughly 84 million workers or two-thirds of private sector jobs.

The mandate does not take effect until Jan. 4, which both Moody and Gov. Ron DeSantis have suggested is because the Biden administration doesn’t want to make supply chain issues even worse.

Moody will file the suit Friday, after the rule is official.

For Moody, as is the case with DeSantis, the legal fight is framed as a battle against a federal government that only wants “control.”

“This is about control,” Moody said. “They will say anything to maintain control. They will use any emergency rule to push some sort of mandate on the American people. It’s unconscionable.”


Florida Politics’ Jason Delgado contributed reporting.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Jerry

    November 4, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Democrats will be roasted in 2022 and 2024.

    All this division and fighting over a vaccine that doesn’t make you immune and doesn’t even stop the spread!
    And where does this end? Will boosters be required? So every 6 months every worker in the country has to go out and get a booster shot or be fired? Will this eventually be expanded to companies under 100 employees? Will this be expanded to include other vaccines like the flu vaccine or will it start moving into other private medical and lifestyle choices? Where does this totalitarianism end?

    America becoming more and more like “1984” everyday. And it’s the liberals who are cheering it on.

    • Ocean Joe

      November 5, 2021 at 5:28 am

      You can bet Ashley got vaccinated. Like Trump, Desantis, Marco and Scott. And the rich folks of Ocean Reef. And that neighborhood near Sarasota. Get vaccinated and stop spreading nonsense.

    • Capt Richard Odato

      November 5, 2021 at 10:02 pm

      “It doesn’t make you immune” “It doesn’t stop the spread”
      What planet did this nonsense come from. I am tired of burying my friends, so I sincerely hope you will stop this misinformation and for your sake, I hope you get the shot – otherwise, you’ll be dead. At that point you will certainly stop spreading these lies.

      • Jerry

        November 5, 2021 at 10:25 pm

        I’ll be dead if I don’t get the shot? Really?
        I’VE HAD COVID ALREADY! It was like a 3-day cold and that was all it was for me! I didnt even need cough medicine! In fact, I’ve had common colds before that were worse.
        I dont need this vaccine. I have antibodies. I had no problems fighting off the virus. I am young and healthy. I don’t need it. And I will never get it! I know people who got the Pfizer jab and had significant side effects.

        And no, the vaccine does not stop the spread. That is not misinformation. That is from the CDC. Their own studies show the viral load of an unvaccinated person is the same as a vaccinated person.

        The main advantage of this vaccine is that it reduces the chances of death for the person who gets it. So yes, vaccinate the people who are high risk. Vaccinate the elderly. Vaccine people who have a high chance of exposure. But this idea that we FORCE vaccines into everybody including even children is insane! This vaccine isn’t even a year old and you are trying to force it into people. INSANE!

        • Alex

          November 6, 2021 at 1:20 pm


          Why are you lying?

          No one is forcing you to get the vaccination.

          Hyperbolic nonsense.

          • FJB

            November 7, 2021 at 10:28 am

            Except the federal government coercing you into it. Get the shot or lose your job is essentially forcing someone.

    • Alex

      November 6, 2021 at 1:13 pm

      Jerry our resident anti-vax nut case babbles bs, again.

  • Dave

    November 5, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    24 states have already filed lawsuits against the mandate.

    Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana, Indiana, Kentucky, Idaho, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Montana, Nebraska, Arkansas, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, New Hampshire, and Wyoming.

    Biden has done absolutely nothing but further divide this country.

    • Alex

      November 6, 2021 at 1:14 pm

      And they’ll get nowhere because the president has the power protect public health from idiots.


      • Jerry

        November 6, 2021 at 2:22 pm

        The president is not a dictator.

        • Alex

          November 6, 2021 at 2:45 pm

          You aren’t credible.

      • Jerry

        November 6, 2021 at 3:57 pm

        LOL! The 5th circuit already issued a stay. Judge said there are “grave statutory and constitutional issues.”

        That was fast. This mandate is going down!

  • Beth

    November 6, 2021 at 10:47 am

    The same Moody that assisted trump in trying to overthrow a fair election? Just another sociopath whose only motivation is money and power. Time for Floridians to educate themselves and vote these useless politicians out. Vote for people who actually care about FL and want to make positive changes. She should be in jail with the rest of the traitors.

    • FJB

      November 7, 2021 at 10:32 am

      DeSantis will easily win re-election next year—he’s up in all polls by 10 points, plus there are more republicans in Florida than democrats for the first time ever. Might as well count Florida as a red state at this point.

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