CONGRESSMAN VAN DREW ISSUES STATEMENT OPPOSING PRESIDENT BIDEN’S FEDERAL VACCINE MANDATES SET TO BE HEARD BY THE SUPREME COURT
January 5, 2022 — This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on President Biden’s federal vaccine mandates. Congressman Van Drew issued the following statement opposing these mandates and favoring an individual’s personal choice regarding their health.
“Since the beginning of last year I have been opposed to any and all COVID-19 vaccine mandates, advocating for an individual to make their own decision regarding their health with no government intervention,” said Congressman Van Drew. “I recently introduced legislation that would ban any COVID-19 related vaccine mandate on an individual. There is no reason that any American should be forced by the government’s hand to receive the vaccine or risk losing their livelihood. Last month, the United States military began discharging service members that refused to get the shot. This threatens thousands of active duty soldiers, which will in turn threaten our military’s readiness. This is unacceptable. The United States government should not be punishing the men and women who risk their lives defending this country for making their own judgment call regarding their personal health. I was also proud to join my colleague, Representative Brian Mast (R-FL), in introducing legislation that would prohibit any service member from being disciplined for refusing a COVID-19 vaccine.
“The Supreme Court has the opportunity to strike down these mandates as unconstitutional and end this government tyranny President Biden is creating. There is no telling when these pushes for vaccines will stop. A booster shot is already being required for schools and workplaces across the country, so who’s to say if it will end there? Dr. Fauci has already indicated that a fourth COVID-19 shot is a possibility following the Omicron outbreak, even though the variant results in mild symptoms and is reported to help boost immunity against other variants. These mandates must stop. People need to get back to living their lives; they have done everything that has been asked of them from wearing masks to lockdowns. The fifteen days to stop the spread has turned into two years – enough is enough.”