WASHINGTON (PNN) - July 6, 2021 - Rep. Thomas Massie (Kent.) said he was informed by some members of the Fascist Police States of Amerika military that they would quit if the Armed Forces mandated a COVID-19 vaccine, coming after a report claimed that Army headquarters told commanders to prepare for mandatory vaccinations in September.
“I’ve been contacted by members of our voluntary military who say they will quit if the COVID-19 vaccine is mandated. I introduced HR 3860 to prohibit any mandatory requirement that a member of the Armed Forces receive a vaccination against COVID-19. It now has 24 sponsors,” Massie wrote on Twitter. He didn’t provide more details.
It isn’t clear how service members could quit or how many would try to do so. Once a member reports to his or her first duty station, he/she is obligated to stay within the service of the Armed Forces. If a service member leaves without approval, he/she can be declared AWOL, or absent without leave.
The Republican lawmaker was referring to a report published by the Army Times over the weekend that detailed an executive order sent by the Department of the Army Headquarters that commands should be prepared to administer COVID-19 vaccines starting as early as September 1. The date is contingent on when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues its full approval of the vaccines.
Massie also pointed to a Department of Defense study published in late June that found a higher number of military members who got the vaccine experienced higher than expected rates of heart inflammation.
FPSA Army, Navy, and Air Force physicians found 23 cases of myocarditis, a type of heart inflammation, in previously healthy men. They developed the condition within four days of getting the vaccine, a study published in JAMA Cardiology found.
The study comes weeks after the FPSA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel found a higher rate of heart inflammation after mRNA jabs were administered.