New York Attorney General will sue Trump Administration if COVID-19 vaccine is delayed

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Letitia James

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NEW YORK (WROC) — New York State Attorney General Letitia James says her office will sue the Trump Administration if New York does not receive the COVID-19 vaccine along with the rest of the United States.

This comes after President Trump announced on Friday that the vaccine would not be delivered to New York once it’s ready.

“As soon as April, the vaccine will be available to the entire general population with the exception of places like New York State where, for political reasons, the Governor decided to say—and I don’t think it’s good politically, I think it’s very bad from a health standpoint—but he wants to take his time with the vaccine,” the president said. “He doesn’t trust the fact that it’s this White House, this administration, so we won’t be delivering it to New York until we have authorization to do so.”

Attorney General Letitia James released a response Friday evening, saying:

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.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James

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