Attorney General James Ready to Sue Trump Administration if New York Doesn’t Receive COVID-19 Vaccine with Rest of U.S.
NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced that a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine in development will not be sent to New York once complete:
“This is nothing more than vindictive behavior by a lame-duck president trying to extract vengeance on those who oppose his politics. Once there is a fully-developed COVID-19 vaccine, we are confident that a Biden-Harris Administration will provide New York with the proper number of doses so that our state’s residents can achieve immunity. If dissemination of the vaccine takes place in the twilight of a Trump Administration and the president wants to play games with people’s lives, we will sue and we will win.”
The above comes on the heels of the President’s announcement that New York would not receive the COVID-19 vaccine as long as Governor Cuomo expresses a reluctance to trust the vaccine. In the past, the Governor’s expressed concerns over trusting the Trump administration, the FDA and others.