A massive bill setting defense policy is likely to end the military vaccine mandate, a source familiar with the negotiations tells CNN, coming on the heels of intense GOP lobbying to kill the mandate and acceptance from leading Democrats that it’s time for a change.
The Administration is not keen on this idea:
The White House says it still supports the vaccine mandate, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has reiterated the Pentagon’s support for the order.
“Secretary Austin supports maintaining the vaccine mandate. The health and readiness of our forces is critical to our warfighting capability and a top priority. I won’t comment on potential or pending legislation,” Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder said in a statement.
So… what’s going on?
However, the movement on Capitol Hill underscores action that is in play and being driven by lawmakers keenly aware of the need to secure GOP votes to pass the annual defense policy measure.
So, in order to get the Representatives from Possum Hollar onboard, you know, to support the troops they have to expose the troops to the Trump Virus? Does this make any sense?
House GOP No. 2 Steve Scalise told Fox News on Monday: “We want to get them back. There are a lot of young people who go into service academies and aren’t going into
And then Scalise adds:
“You want to get those back in as well. And so we talked to the military about getting a full assessment of all the people that were removed.”
Yup, the GOP wants to bring back the troops who refused to get vaccinated, because nothing says military discipline like not obeying orders. It’s the Republican Way.