UPDATED 1:20 PM PT – Monday, July 5, 2021
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) launched an effort to prevent forced vaccinations in the military after a massive outreach by troops. In a tweet on Monday, Massie said Democrats have attacked his recent proposal to ban forced vaccinations of U.S. troops.
The congressman added he introduced HR 3860 to outlaw vaccine mandates in the military, which has been already back by 24 lawmakers. This came after reports claimed Joe Biden’s Pentagon might require vaccination for U.S. troops by September.
The science-illiterate, military hating, angry blue ✔️’s targeted this post yesterday and in doing so helped me get over 7 million impressions!
ps. There are no health outcomes based studies that show any benefit from the vaccine for those who have already had COVID. pic.twitter.com/yokruxQrZg
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) July 5, 2021
Maddie said service members reached out to him and warned of their resignation if vaccination mandates were to happen.
“They want everybody to get vaccinated, even those who don’t need vaccinated,” he asserted. “If you followed the science, the Moderna trial showed there was no benefit of the vaccine to those who recovered from infection. The Pfizer trial showed there was no benefit to those who had from infection from the vaccine.”
Massie later added his recent tweet about a ban on forced vaccinations has received more than seven million impressions, despite pushback from the left.