U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) continues to put the Department of Justice (DOJ) on blast for its attempts to compel servicemembers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Since August 2021, the Department of Defense has been pushing for servicemembers to be vaccinated across every military branch.
This August, Moore and nine other Republicans sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, pleading with the DOD to abandon the mandate, especially concerning the military's problems in maintaining recruiting numbers.
As of today, Austin has not responded to the letter.
Moore sent the letter after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed its guidelines for the unvaccinated, making the requirements for those who have already been infected with COVID virtually identical to those vaccinated.
Despite the CDC changing its requirements, the DOD has not changed its guidelines for military servicemembers who choose not to receive the vaccine.
"Since our still-unanswered August letter to Secretary Austin, President Biden has declared the pandemic over, yet military leaders continue to hold patriotic Americans desiring to serve their country hostage with unnecessary vaccine mandates," Moore said. "If this administration believes military vaccine mandates continue to be justified despite revised CDC guidance and clear direct damage to our force readiness, Secretary Austin must make clear to Congress and the American people the science and decision-making process he is relying upon. Without this information, the American people will justifiably believe our military is sacrificing their welfare for wokeness."
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