Sen. Blackburn introduces bill to end military vaccine mandate
Written by on September 21, 2022
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) speaks during a news conference about the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson at the U.S. Capitol on April 7, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
UPDATED 11:22 AM PT –Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced a bill to end punishments against unvaccinated service members.
In Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Blackburn stated that the Preserving the Readiness of our Armed Forces Act of 2022 would cease the involuntary separation of service members due to their choice to not get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Blackburn spoke to Fox News Digital about the Biden administrations unfair treatment towards unvaccinated service members.
“After Joe Biden announced the ‘pandemic is over,’ he has no excuse to continue to fire our service members under a politically-motivated vaccine mandate,” Blackburn said. “America’s national readiness should not be jeopardized because this White House is hellbent on preserving their forever pandemic to control Americans. My legislation continues my work to strengthen our armed forces and prevent yet another unconstitutional overreach from the Biden administration.”
The bill would allow service members to retain benefits and pay while seeking religious accommodations.