Yesterday, principled limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21), and 48 of his Republican colleagues in the House and Senate, informed GOP leadership that
they will refuse to fund the enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine mandates when government funding runs out later this month.
"Congressional Republicans must once again decide whether they will vote to fund a federal government that is enforcing tyrannical COVID-19 vaccine mandates on the American people," Rep. Roy wrote in a letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Government funding will expire on February 18, 2022, unless Congress votes to extend it.
The full text of the letter follows:
Dear Leaders McCarthy & McConnell,
After February 18, 2022, government funding will expire and congressional Republicans must once again decide whether they will vote to fund a federal government that is enforcing tyrannical COVID-19 vaccine mandates on the American people.
The Biden administration has unilaterally imposed five separate COVID-19 vaccine mandates, four of which continue to directly impact millions of Americans. Medical workers, men and women in uniform, federal employees, and federal contractors could face termination if they do not receive a COVID-19 vaccine – even though evidence shows these vaccines do not prevent the spread of the virus. Moreover, myriad municipalities and states that directly benefit from federal funding have imposed similar mandates. This includes Washington, D.C., the American people’s capital city, over which the Constitution grants Congress the complete authority to “exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever.”
Congressional Republicans cannot continue to abdicate their Article I duties in hopes the judicial branch will rule in favor of the American people. Therefore, we the undersigned refuse to consider supporting any federal government funding vehicle, be it a continuing resolution or an omnibus appropriations measure, that funds the enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine mandates at any level of government.
The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044), if your Senators and Representative are not on this list call them TODAY, tell them you demand they vote against any budget or continuing resolution that funds forced vaccinations or forces unvaccinated Americans out of their jobs or schools.
Sens. Rand Paul, M.D. (KY), Ron Johnson (WI), Ted Cruz (TX), Michael S. Lee (UT), Reps. Scott Perry (PA-10), Warren Davidson (OH-8), Lauren Boebert (CO-3), Bob Good (VA-5), Dan Bishop (NC-9), Andy Biggs (AZ-5), Jody Hice (GA-10), Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14), Ken Buck (CO-4), Mary E. Miller (IL-15), Louie Gohmert (TX-1), Alex X. Mooney (WV-2), Matt Rosendale (MT-AL), Ralph Norman (SC-5), Bill Posey (FL-8), Clay Higgins (LA-3), Randy K. Weber (TX-14), Andrew Clyde (GA-9), Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-4), Russ Fulcher (ID-1), Thomas Massie (KY-4), Barry Moore (AL-2), Brian Mast (FL-18), Michael Cloud (TX-27), Troy E. Nehls (TX-22), David Schweikert (AZ-6), Matt Gaetz (FL-1), Scott DesJarlais (TN-4), Tom Tiffany (WI-7), Brian Babin (TX-36), Dr. Michael Burgess (TX-26), Pete Sessions (TX-17), Ronny L. Jackson, M.D. (TX-13), Greg Steube (FL-17), Ted Budd (NC-9), Dan Crenshaw (TX-2), Madison Cawthorn (NC-11), Lance Gooden (TX-5), Mo Brooks (AL-5), Kevin Hern (OK-1), Mark Green (TN-7), Ben Cline (VA-6), Byron Donalds (FL-19), Tim Burchett (TN-2)