Representative Mark Green (R-Tenn.), an Army combat veteran and physician, denounced that it is against the law to force U.S. troops to be vaccinated with drugs not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Green addressed a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warning him about the illegality of the regulations in this regard, according to Breitbart on Aug. 6.
“Right now what they’re talking about—a blanket mandate for all of DOD—is not in accordance with the law,” Green said, adding, “If you just excuse the executive branch breaking the law, then what’s next?”
And he also said, “It’s time for Congress to stand up to the executive branch’s abuse and violation of the law. And so I wrote the letter basically to say this is an illegal act and the courts have supported the law.”
He also clarified that while the president, Joe Biden, could issue a presidential waiver to have military members vaccinated, it would only be if they were participating in a “particular military operation,” based on U.S. Code section 1107.
Green wrote to Austin, “That was the whole point of the way our nation built the military and made it second to the civilian control and the laws of the land so that we wouldn’t have the president, through his military, act outside of the laws written by Congress.”
He added: “It just goes to the very foundation of who we are as a country. You can’t break the laws as the secretary of defense. That’s going down a path that we can’t go down as a country.”
For its part, the Department of Defense (DOD) has been considering since last week the vaccination against COVID, or CCP virus, of all active members of the military, incorporating it into the list of mandatory inoculations.
Records show that about 64% of the active forces are fully vaccinated, and 70% have had at least one dose.
As for the general population, about 50% are fully vaccinated, and 58% have received at least one dose, Military Times reported.
On the other hand, as the extensive CCP virus vaccination campaign progresses worldwide, there are conflicting findings using this emergency-licensed drug.
For example, this week, it was reported in Israel, one of the countries with the highest proportion of inoculations in its population, that conclusively, people who received the vaccine have the same chance of contracting the virus as those who have not.
This, according to an August 2 analysis of positive cases and hospitalizations the previous day in the population over 60 years of age—those considered the most vulnerable.
Among the 279 cases of people who tested positive for the CCP virus, 250 were fully vaccinated, 29 were from unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people, likely referring to having received a dose only.
“This is how it looks in percentages: 90% of the cases were fully vaccinated, and 10% were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated,” clarified Channel 11 news reporter Kann.