A federal court on Tuesday denied a lawsuit filed by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) that challenged the Pentagon’s military-wide coronavirus vaccine mandate by asking that the requirement be suspended for his state’s National Guard members…
…Tuesday’s decision comes a few weeks after the Republican governors of Alaska, Iowa, Mississippi, Nebraska and Wyoming urged the Pentagon to reconsider vaccine requirements for their National Guard contingents in a joint letter.
They argued — just as Stitt has done — that the National Guard is under the authority of each state’s governor unless activated by the president. This means, they said, that coronavirus vaccination requirements cannot be imposed by the defense secretary on their states’ National Guard members so long as the troops are not mobilized by the federal government.
What part of uniform, combat-ready requirements do these mooks not understand? If at some point, Dawg forbid, that these National Guard troops are needed to join the active military, they would have to wait to be vaccinated and then wait for the requisite 2-weeks to be protected. Even I can see the logistical folly of trying to cater to the anti-vaxxer crazies.
But here is the solid gold rebuttal argument from the court
The vaccine mandate to which the Governor objects is the one–in addition to the nine that already apply to all service members–intended to protect service members from the virus which has, in less than two years, killed more Americans than have been killed in action in all of the wars the United States has ever fought. The court is required to decide this case on the basis of federal law, not common sense. But, either way, the result would be the same. The claims asserted by the Governor
and his co-plaintiffs are without merit. The motion for preliminary injunction will be denied.
It’s ridiculous the extent to which the Republicans want to kill their constituents to own the libs.