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Sen. Blackburn to Introduce Legislation Backing National Guard Members Set to Be Fired Over COVID Vaccine Refusal

Sen. Blackburn to Introduce Legislation Backing National Guard Members Set to Be Fired Over COVID Vaccine Refusal | 30 June 2022 | Republican Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn will introduce legislation Thursday that would ban federal funds from being used to implement any requirement that a National Guard member must receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The legislation, first obtained by the Daily Caller, comes as up to 40,000 U.S. Army National Guard members are set to be fired Thursday for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Blackburn said she is introducing the legislation to protect the 40,000 guardsmen and said firing them would be a threat to U.S. national security.