U.S. Marines, among other military branches have called out Joe Biden, saying their service is being “crushed” by President Biden’s vaccine mandate, suggesting that it is intentional.
“To date, 169 Marines have been discharged for refusing the vaccine, and thousands more face the same fate after the Department of Defense’s mandate on all active-duty service members went into effect for the Marine Corps on Nov. 28,” Fox News Digital reported, quoting several currently serving Marines who see what is going on as a “political purge.
Marines are permitted to apply for a religious exemption, but so far not a single application regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, “or any vaccine for that matter, has been approved, a Marine Corps spokesman” told the outlet.
Several marines who refused to get the shot said: they are witnessing a “political purge” by the Biden administration that is forcing out the military’s “best and brightest” over deeply held beliefs they say are protected by the First Amendment.
A marine who spoke up said: “The one message I got from the colonel above me was: ‘Tread very carefully, this is political, you will be crushed like an ant.’ And he told me that because he cares about me,” the veteran officer said. “Do I want to continue serving in an institution that crushes people for bringing up reasonable points in defending their faith?”