Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and his legal advocacy group have come together to sue Gov. Kay Ivery (R-Alabama) for “infringing on citizens’ rights” over imposed restrictions during the pandemic.

Ivey and State Health Officer Scott Harris were accused of infringing on freedom because a rule was implemented to ensure everyone was wearing masks.

Moore asserted, “Unconstitutional restriction of church assembly and worship, discriminatory closing of businesses, stay at home orders, social distancing, wearing of masks, and restriction on travel are simply against our rights secured by the Constitution of the United States.”

The lawsuit sought a temporary hold against Ivery and Harris from “issuing mandates that exceed their authority.”

Ivery’s press secretary Gina Maiola stated that they have not received the lawsuit yet.

“The governor is pleased with our state’s progress in terms of COVID-19 and reminds everyone to keep at it,” she added in response to Moore’s assertions.