AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas is asking a federal judge to block a Biden administration order that requires National Guard members on state duty to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

State officials indicated Tuesday in a federal lawsuit that thousands of Texas National Guard members are refusing vaccinations.

Texas has more than 20,000 National Guard members, the largest contingent of any state.

The lawsuit comes a week after a federal judge rejected a similar challenge brought by Oklahoma’s governor.

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