Joe Biden continues to force unwilling Americans to receive the coronavirus vaccine via a shot in the arm despite legal challenges that argue the mandate is unwise, unsafe, and unconstitutional.
Going after our men and women in uniform, the Biden administration is even forcing the National Guard members to comply with these new drug orders from the Defense Department.
Biden also refuses to allow military members to receive health or religious exemptions.
In Texas, Republican Governor Greg Abbott is taking matters into his own hands to protect National Guard members,
Acting on behalf of military members who do not want to receive the drug, Abbott announced that he is suing the Biden administration to block the mandate.
“As the commander-in-chief of Texas’s militia, I have issued a straightforward order to every member of the Texas National Guard within my chain of command: Do not punish any guardsman for choosing not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine,” Abbott wrote.
“Although my order has been in effect for months now, President Biden has muddied the waters with a vaccine mandate from the U.S. Department of Defense.”
“Unless President Biden federalizes the Texas National Guard in accordance with Title 10 of the U.S. Code, he is not your commander-in-chief under our federal or state Constitutions. And as long as I am your commander-in-chief, I will not tolerate efforts to compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine.”
“To the extent the DoD vaccine mandate conflicts with the order I have given, my order controls,” Abbot continued.
“Win or lose, President Biden must be held accountable for his unconscionable willingness to hollow out the Texas National Guard” Abbott concluded.
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Abbott then spoke in grave terms about the Biden administration’s mandate and the difficulties it poses to Guardsmen who refuse to comply. “While I refuse to be commandeered into doing the federal government’s work,” Abbot wrote, “President Biden still poses a career-ending threat to Texas’s unvaccinated guardsmen.” He addressed those provisions in the Defense Department’s mandate which allow the DOD to prohibit Guardsmen from participating in federally-required training and drills, which would deprive them of pay, retirement benefits, and potentially cause them to be dismissed from the Guard.
“Let me be crystal clear: It is the federal government that has put Texas’s guardsmen in this difficult position,” Abbot asserted. “As your commander-in-chief, I will fight on your behalf. That is why I am suing the Biden Administration over its latest unconstitutional vaccine mandate.”
Abbott did concede the possibility that he would lose, as well as the possibility that President Joe Biden could federalize the National Guard, thus compelling the entire National Guard to get vaccinated under a direct order. “The federal courts have the power to decide whether President Biden violates the U.S. Constitution’s Second Militia Clause by undermining my commander-in-chief power,” Abbott wrote. “I cannot guarantee that the judiciary will grant the relief you deserve. And if President Biden lawfully calls you into the actual service of the United States, then he could order you to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in his newfound role as your commander-in-chief.”