Lloyd Austin

Rep. Greg Murphy Pans ‘Reprehensible’ Vax Mandates for Servicemembers: ‘Undermines U.S. National Security’

In response to the Department of Defense’s (DOD) decision to mandate coronavirus vaccinations for U.S. servicemembers, Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC) urged the Pentagon to reconsider while describing the decision as “ethically troubling” with the potential to “critically hinder our national security and readiness,” in a letter sent to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin on Thursday.

Army Spc. Tyler Boyer administers the COVID-19 vaccine to another soldier at Fort Carson, Colo., Aug 3, 2021. Soldiers remain committed to keeping the Fort Carson community safe and healthy by offering COVID-19 vaccines at mobile vaccination centers. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Andrew Greenwood