Biden Admin ‘Strongly Opposes’ Honorable Discharge for COVID Vax Rejectors in the Ranks

The Biden administration has come out against an amendment to the defense budget that would prevent the Pentagon from dishonorably discharging service members who refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Office of Management and Budget said in a statement Tuesday that the administration “strongly opposes” the amendment, arguing that if it’s implemented, it would “detract from readiness and limit a commander’s options for enforcing good order and discipline when a Service member fails to obey a lawful order to receive a vaccination.”

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued a memo making the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine mandatory shortly after it got full approval from the Food and Drug Administration late last month. As of last Wednesday, 88% of the active armed forces had received at least one dose of the vaccine, and an additional 5% have been fully vaccinated since the mandate was issued, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said during the daily briefing.

Tennessee Republican Rep. Mark Green, a veteran, has led the push to prevent the military from discharging service members who refuse the vaccine with any distinction other than honorable via the National Defense Authorization Act.

“I am disgusted that the Biden administration is trying to gut my amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that prevents anything but an honorable discharge for servicemembers who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine,” Green told the Washington Examiner in a statement.

“Every Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee agreed to my amendment. It is tragic and horrifying that the Biden administration can’t respect the rights of our military that every House Democrat on the Committee voted for,” he said.

Kirby, during various briefings dating back to last month, has said numerous times that the Department of Defense will provide commanders with “tools” available to them other than disciplinary action, should it be needed. OMB also noted that the department “will make available a full range of resources to Service members, including individual and professional medical advice, to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine and to ensure they are fully informed about vaccination.”

Service members can also apply for a religious or medical exemption, though they could still be denied.

In recent weeks, the military branches have come up with their vaccination deadlines. Active-duty members of the Army will have to be vaccinated by Dec. 15, while active-duty members of the Air Force will need to be vaccinated by Nov. 2. Nov. 28 is the deadline for active-duty Navy sailors and Marine Corps members.

Non-active-duty Marine Corps and Navy Reserve service members need to be vaccinated in full by Dec. 28, reserve Air Force personnel have to get the shot by Dec. 2, and Army reservists need it by June 30, 2022.

Source: The Washington Examiner

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ken
ken
1 month ago

As an employer I will happily hire anyone with a dishonorable over this kill shot bs.

And these are the folks the cowards in congress want to protect them from we the people insurrectionists!

Hopefully the service members will learn that they are nothing to their leaders except cannon fodder and lab rats.

Mr Reynard
Mr Reynard
1 month ago
Reply to  ken

&…Maybe,maybe those service members will be told Mao’s quote ?
“Political power come from the barrel of a gun” That mean a Colt AR 15.

nnn
nnn
1 month ago

Idiot in the WH

Raptar Driver
Raptar Driver
1 month ago
Reply to  nnn

He is much worse than that!
Criminal, genocidal maniac, mindless muppet, the list goes on and on.

Jasper
Jasper
1 month ago

It’s partially about gutting the protecting forces of our country, but if Braindeaden (of course, I mean his puppeteers) is ‘killing two birds with one shot,’ then it’s also about making A WHOLE LOT OF DOMESTIC ENEMIES, by TOTALLY DISRESPECTING our servicemen.

Eddy
Eddy
29 days ago
Reply to  Jasper

As a veteran service member myself, I get my hackles up, every time I see this , “DISRESPECTING our servicemen.”. In fact I consider those words the highest level of DISRESPECT. I don’t need anyone’s pathetic arse kissing respect, because most such people, do not have the back bone to do the dirty work that WE do on THEIR behalf. I guess others would call it COWARDICE, so they grovel to service members. Piss off, don’t need it.

Mark
29 days ago
Reply to  Eddy

People often confuse respect and courtesy, which are fundamentally different. Respect is earned; courtesy is automatic. Nobody is ‘entitled’ to respect. Everybody is entitled to courtesy.

Mark
29 days ago

Note that all deadlines are prior to December 31st, when they have to stop using the PCR ‘Test’ to identify ‘new cases’. At which point the inflated numbers will collapse, which miracle will be attributed to the magic vaccines.

Glenn
Glenn
29 days ago

I was told that a Court Martial is required for a dishonorable discharge. Seems unlikely the military would go through that kind of circus to make Joe happy.

Leisure Larry
Leisure Larry
28 days ago
Reply to  Glenn

Joe doesn’t have anything to do with anything. The communist assault is and always has been a cloaked race war by Jews against Whites.

Should have never let them get away with 9/11.

Zang
Zang
29 days ago

For any service man/women who stand their ground you have honor in your heart which is something Biden knows nothing about ! You will be rehired when the truth comes out and he is taken away!

Thomas Turk
Thomas Turk
28 days ago

Keeping in mind.. Army flight Surgeon Recommends All VAXED Pilots Be grounded After 3 Pulmonary Embolisms In 48 Hrs Of Kill Shot And Risk Of Cardiac Arrest In Flight. ”The Deep Capture Campaign. AFFIDAVIT OF LTC. THERESA LONG M.D. IN SUPPORT OF A MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORDER”.

Bobby
Bobby
28 days ago

Losers, all of them. Miss President Don Trump

dennis morrisseau
26 days ago

what branch of the military did Biden serve in?

Anti-Empire