DALLAS (KDAF) — Texas Governor Greg Abbot is suing the Biden administration over the president’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the Texas National Guard.
“As commander-in-chief of Texas’ militia, I will not tolerate Biden’s efforts to compel Guardsmen to receive a COVID-19 vaccine,” Gov. Abbott said in a tweet.
In a letter, Gov. Abbott advised his chain of command to not punish any guardsman for choosing not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
The fiscal 2022 National Defense Authorization Act requires that service members who are discharged for not complying with the mandate receive at least a general discharge.
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You can read Gov. Abbott’s full letter below: