Senator Lee leads letter to defund federal vaccine mandates

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) today led a group of Senators in defense of Americans targeted by President Biden’s vaccine mandates, making clear in a letter to colleagues they will not consent to expedited passage of a funding bill that allows the vaccine mandates to continue. At minimum, the Senators demanded a roll call vote on an amendment to defund the enforcement of remaining federal vaccine mandates on government contractors, members of the military, all other federal employees, and medical care providers.

The letter reads in part “We have consistently opposed President Biden’s federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates, which would force millions of Americans to choose between an unwanted medical procedure and being able to provide for their families. For legal, constitutional, and policy reasons, we remain strongly opposed to the mandates and will continue to work to end their imposition on Americans.

The letter continues, “These COVID-19 vaccine mandates amount to a serious abuse of both federal power and executive authority.  … President Biden has no business forcing people to make a tragic choice between unemployment and an unwanted vaccination. Additionally, it is particularly troubling for the President to ask thousands of troops to amass in eastern Europe while simultaneously demanding they get a politicized vaccine.

History will bear record of whether we chose to endure tyranny, or oppose it, in this pivotal moment. We invite you to stand with us and oppose the continued funding of these mandates.

The ten signatories as of this release are:

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL)

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS)

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WS)

Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN)

Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

For full text of the letter, click HERE.