(by Michael Marks | Texas Standard) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sued the Biden administration on Tuesday over its vaccine mandate for members of the National Guard. The lawsuit, filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, argues that the federal government only has the authority to issue such mandates while troops are deployed. Otherwise, the governor is the commander-in-chief of Texas guard members. Rose Thayer, a reporter for Stars and Stripes, spoke to Texas Standard about the lawsuit. Listen to the interview with Thayer in the audio player above or read the transcript below. This interview has been edited lightly for clarity. […]

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