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    GOP Letter to SECDEF: When Will Vaccine Rule End?

    Good for these congress critters.

    GOP Letter to SECDEF: When Will Vaccine Rule End?

    Twenty-six House Republicans are demanding Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III reveal when the Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate will end.


    In a recent letter, the group asks Austin for a congressional briefing on the controversial policy.


    The coalition consists of House Armed Services Committee members led by Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers, the panel’s ranking Republican.


    The effort marks at least the third letter to Austin from House Republicans about the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.


    “Based on President Biden’s declaration that the ‘pandemic is over,’ the ongoing litigation and court injunctions against the vaccine mandate, as well as concerns raised by the DoD IG’s assessment regarding the legitimacy of the process for religious accommodations for the COVID-19 vaccination, we request a briefing on the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate,” the Sept. 28 letter said.


    “We would appreciate a timely response to our request considering we are finalizing the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act,” it added.


    The HASC Republicans pushed Austin to provide information about seven parts of the DoD’s COVID-19 policy:

    • The timeline to end the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, or an understanding why you plan to keep the order in place;
    • A determination on how the President’s announcement affects your determination to continue to enforce the mandate;
    • A review of the COVID-19 impacts on operational readiness for the Combatant Commands;
    • A summary review of litigation against DoD for the COVID-19 vaccine mandate;
    • An assessment of how the COVID-19 mandate is impacting recruitment and retention in the Armed Forces;
    • What consideration is being made to offer reinstatement to those servicemembers who were separated because of a refusal to take a COVID vaccine; and
    • Actions taken to address the points raised over the legitimacy of DoD’s COVID-19 religious accommodation process.
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    What a bunch of 'woke' republicans, too goofy for words. Just get vaccinated and shut up - that was the way it was when I and my brothers and freinds served. If you are too much of a sissy to get a vaccination, you should stay home under the covers or in the closet. You'll be safe there. Mommy can bring you food.
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    SECDEF could respond to the question with a one sentence answer... "It will end when the President gives the order to end it".

    If the Commander in Chief issued the order, unless he gave SECDEF discretion on when to end it, Austin doesn't really have anything to say about it. Congress should be questioning the President about it.

    And yes, they should be questioning the President. If by his own proclamation, "the pandemic is over", they need find out what he is thinking and his rationale for continuing the mandate. Ultimately, I don't think they can force him to drop it, but they should be talking and conferring with each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midcan5 View Post
    What a bunch of 'woke' republicans, too goofy for words. Just get vaccinated and shut up - that was the way it was when I and my brothers and freinds served. If you are too much of a sissy to get a vaccination, you should stay home under the covers or in the closet. You'll be safe there. Mommy can bring you food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midcan5 View Post
    What a bunch of 'woke' republicans, too goofy for words. Just get vaccinated and shut up - that was the way it was when I and my brothers and freinds served. If you are too much of a sissy to get a vaccination, you should stay home under the covers or in the closet. You'll be safe there. Mommy can bring you food.
    I spent 20+ years in the Army. I received several inoculations for many diseases which were prevalent in an area we were replying to. There was always valid reasons for these inoculations though.

    There’s no longer a valid reason for the mandatory COVID vaccine.
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    Why does it matter when the fool Biden says "The Pandemic is over" if no policy changes are made?

    What is the point?
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