Written by Steve Cannon for USSA News.
The recent vaccine mandate implemented by the Biden administration for military personnel has sparked controversy among Republican lawmakers, with Republican Party Representative Barry Moore (R-AL) claiming that the mandate was used as a way to “purge” those deemed to be patriotic.
In an interview with Mobile, AL radio’s FM Talk 106.5, Representative Moore stated that reinstating those who were dismissed from the military due to the mandate remains a priority for him and his House Republican colleagues with the majority in Congress.
“I think we have to reinstate our soldiers who were dismissed. That was a way to purge patriots — people who didn’t necessarily want to follow a narrative,” Moore said. “And again, we didn’t have a vaccine the entire time. As it came on the scene, you either get the vaccine, or you get out of the Army, and you’re not going to be able to make a living.”
The congressman also highlighted concerns from his constituents, specifically those at Fort Rucker, who were affected by the mandate. “With Fort Rucker, I had a ton of town halls and a lot of people concerned about that. Some walked away from jobs at Fort Rucker, and some were forced out because of this mandate.”
Moore went on to express concerns about the potential impact of the vaccine on young males, suggesting that it could cripple the military. “Now, looking back as I talk to physicians, young males are most susceptible to that vaccine,” Moore continued. “And so that cripples your military. If we’ve got patriots who left because they just didn’t feel comfortable with taking an untested vaccine that was not approved by the Useless FDA, then for sure, we need to reinstate them.”
The congressman emphasized the importance of giving young men and women the opportunity to serve their country, regardless of their stance on the vaccine. “They need not be purged if they didn’t want to take the jab,” he added.
Despite the controversial statements, Representative Moore remains confident in the possibility of reinstatement for those dismissed due to the vaccine mandate. “I believe reinstatement is a realistic outcome,” he stated.
The Biden administration has yet to respond to the allegations made by Representative Moore and the stance of the military on the issue remains unclear. The ongoing debate surrounding the vaccine mandate and its potential impact on military personnel highlights the ongoing discussions and concerns regarding vaccine mandates in general, as well as the potential impact on individual rights and freedoms.