Navy SEALs facing pressure to take Covid vaccine or lose their jobs
Navy SEALs are at risk of not being deployed to their teams if they fail to get a mandatory Covid-19 jab.
This is according to a lawyer and pastor who is counselling the special operators, as reported by JustTheNews.
Navy Seals, Special Forces, military pilots, doctors, nurses, fire fighters, EMS, and thousands of people who serve are being threatened to take the vaccine or get out. How F’d up can Biden get? Get him out.— therealkiyosaki (@theRealKiyosaki) September 21, 2021
Up to or more than 25% of all active duty SEALs are said to be impacted by the dispute, which could have knock-on effects for SEAL teams ability to perform militarily.
Some SEALs have sought exemptions on religious grounds while others have been given a deadline to receive their vaccination.
Over 100 Navy SEALS are bulking at getting vaccinated and may be discharged as a result from naval service. Maybe, DOD needs to reconsider its vaccination mandate for these elite warriors.— Robert Benbow (@BenbowRobert) September 21, 2021
"My clients include several Navy SEALs who are a small part of a large group of SEALs and other military members who are being asked to choose between their faith and their ability to serve our nation," said R. Davis Younts, a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force reserves and a JAG lawyer who is representing a number of the SEALs.
"They have been told that if they seek a religious accommodation, they likely will no longer be able to serve our country as Navy SEALs and been given an arbitrary deadline to comply with the vaccine mandate.”
"My clients need time, and we are seeking at least a 90-day extension to vaccine mandate compliance deadline they have been given."
A number of the SEALs in question are said to have immunity to Covid-19 as they have already recovered from the disease.
"They are essentially being asked to make a decision between their commitments to the lordship of Christ and their careers as Navy SEALs,” Younts added.
The news has led to claims by Tucker Carlson that the president is attempting to purge the US military of “sincere Christians”, “free-thinkers” and “men with high testosterone”.
“They’re trying to take over the US military,” he added.
Tucker Carlson says vaccine requirements for the military are a ploy to "identify the sincere Christians in the ranks, the free thinkers, the men with high testosterone levels, and anybody else who doesn't love Joe Biden and make them leave immediately." pic.twitter.com/cEoZhpGo3U— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) September 21, 2021
While others have hit back and described Carlson’s claims as absurd.
This is of course absurd, but notice the specific anti-vax lie at the end. Tucker Carlson claims the Biden admin has data showing the number of people who "died from taking the COVID vaccine ... is actually in the thousands."— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) September 21, 2021
This is why we can't get the pandemic under control. https://t.co/9RgklW5AsH