Missouri 4th District U-S Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, alongside 41 of her House Republican colleagues, is urging the Department of Defense to halt efforts to involuntarily discharge members of the military who have refused vaccination until an in-depth review of natural immunity is complete and the Department has issued uniform procedures for vaccine exemptions.
Hartzler says, “We are gravely concerned that the military services are proceeding with involuntary discharges when it is unclear to us whether uniform procedures have been issued by the Department of Defense. If the Department of Defense has not issued uniform procedures or reviewed the inclusion of natural immunity and the military services are moving forward with involuntary discharges, then we believe the Department is ignoring and violating Section 720. Congress included this language to protect our service members, and we expect the Department of Defense to abide by the law.”