Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott Monday banned all Covid-19 vaccine mandates in the state in response to what he called a “bullying" federal overreach by President Joe Biden.

“No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a Covid-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons,” Abbott said in an executive order.

“I suspend all relevant statutes to the extent necessary to enforce this prohibition.” EFE