Biden must be stopped.
In a letter addressed to President Biden on Tuesday (December 14th), several Republicans, led by California Rep. Darrell Issa, warned the president that he was committing a “grave mistake” by enforcing a vaccine mandate on all U.S. military personnel.
In the letter Issa pleads with Biden as a father of a military service member.
Issa implored Biden, writing in the letter that since he was a father of a major in the Judge Advocate General Corps, he could appreciate the sacrifice veterans made for America.
Along with GOP Reps. Doug Lamborn of Colorado, Neal Dunn of Florida, Ronnie Jackson of Texas, and Tracy Mann of Kansas, the California Republican, urged the president not to “punish and expel” service members who refused to get the vaccine.
In recent statistics, the Department of Defense reported a 90% vaccination rate among Army service members. That figure increased to a 95% vaccination rate for Navy and Air Force service members.
Issa expressed his belief that falling short of the 100% vaccination rate should not be viewed as a shortcoming, going on to say that, in the nation’s history, the program had perhaps been the most successful health utilization program.
He continued by stating that tens of thousands of soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen were on the brink of being dismissed from service simply for disagreeing with Biden’s mandate or seeking religious exemption.
The Republican representative also highlighted that if service members were discharged for their refusal to get the vaccine, others would leave the military in solidarity. He added that there was not any “good reason” to move forward with the mandate, given its potential to irreversibly damage the nation’s security readiness.
The letter follows reports that the Air Force discharged 27 active duty service members who failed to get vaccinated by the November deadline but was made public a day before the Army’s December 15th deadline for active-duty personnel.
When responding to Fox News, Issa said “Every member of our military is ready to fight for us,” adding that it was “our turn to fight for them and make sure President Biden doesn’t destroy tens of thousands of military careers.”