(RepublicanPress.org) – On December 3, 2021, Congress passed a resolution extending federal funding until February 18, 2022, to avoid a government shutdown. However, a group of 49 Republicans raised an issue regarding extended funding over the Biden administration’s efforts to enforce “tyrannical COVID-19 vaccine mandates” on Americans.
On February 2, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) and 48 Republican senators and representatives sent a letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). It informed them the group would refuse to approve funding for the enforcement of Biden administration vaccination mandates.
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The letter reminded the two leaders of unilateral moves by Biden administration officials to impose “five separate COVID-19 vaccine mandates” on the American public, four of them impacting millions of Americans.
Healthcare workers, members of the nation’s armed services, federal workers, and contractors all face termination if they don’t receive the jab, despite the lack of evidence showing vaccines prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Several senior and influential Republicans signed the letter, including Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Michael Lee (R-UT). Additionally, several influential Republican House members also signed the letter, including Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), and Louie Gohmert (R-TX).
What do you think about the Republicans’ strategy? Do you think it will have the desired effect and force Democrats into backing down on vaccine mandates?
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