21 Governors Take A Stand Against Joe Biden

(PatrioticPost.com)- Republican governors from twenty-one states sent a letter last week to Congressional leaders urging lawmakers to overturn the Biden administration’s COVID vaccine mandate for US military personnel.

The governors, led by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, asked Congress to take “immediate action” to lift and prohibit the August 24, 2021 mandate imposed by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, either through a stand-alone bill or as an amendment to the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act.

In their letter, the governors argue that the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate poses a national security risk and “severely impacts our defense capabilities abroad and our state readiness here at home.”

The governors also point out that the current mandate has created a “two-front problem,” with service members leaving the military while reducing the number of recruits signing up, arguing it places the “nation’s military readiness at risk.”

In their letter, they reminded Congressional leadership that the mandate also hampers their ability as governors to “respond to national disasters and conduct emergency operations” by impacting the size and strength of state National Guard units.

They urged Congress in its duty to provide for the national defense to “protect the men and women in uniform” from the Biden administration’s “unnecessary vaccine mandate.”

They close the letter by quoting Joe Biden from September 18, 2022, when he declared, “The pandemic is over.”

In addition to Governor Lee, also signing the letter were Kay Ivey of Alabama, Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, Ron DeSantis of Florida, Kim Reynolds of Iowa, Brad Little of Idaho, Eric Holcomb of Indiana, Tate Reeves of Mississippi, Mike Parson of Missouri, Greg Gianforte of Montana, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, Pete Rickets of Nebraska, Doug Burgum of North Dakota, Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma, Henry McMaster of South Carolina, Kristi Noem of South Dakota, Greg Abbott of Texas, Spencer Cox of Utah, Glenn Youngkin of Virginia, and Mark Gordon of Wyoming.