The report was submitted by nine officers –three from the Navy, two from the Army, two from the Air Force and one each from the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard. They said they were compelled to submit the report "under the Military Whistleblower Protection Act … as duty requires us to advocate for the rights of all American citizens and for the right of service members across all branches of the Armed Forces." (Related: Scott Kesterson: Military COVID-19 vaccine mandate a ploy to get rid of soldiers who would disobey illegal orders – Brighteon.TV.)
The officers added that the Defense Department unlawfully administered the vaccines to servicemembers because the department treated them "as if they were fully licensed FDA [Food and Drug Administration] products" and not experimental products with emergency use authorizations.
"Military members have not been allowed to exercise their legal right to refuse EUA products," they wrote in their report.
The report also alleges that some COVID-19 vaccines were not FDA approved "in accordance with applicable laws," including one vaccine lot number that was manufactured in a non-FDA sanctioned facility.
Attorneys general from 22 states have banded together to challenge President Joe Biden's continued vaccine mandate on members of the Armed Forces.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming have filed an amicus brief with the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
The court filing is in support of the religious liberty of a group of Navy SEALs and other Navy personnel who have sought exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
"We are asking the court to recognize the religious liberties these sailors enjoy in their decision not to get vaccinated," said Morrisey in a statement. "These brave men and women routinely put their lives on the line, and we should trust in their individual decisions – and not rely on unlawful mandates from this administration."
In defense of the vaccine mandates, Biden's administration is asking the Court of Appeals to give the military extraordinary deference in its decision to force compliance among its servicemembers with the vaccine mandate – even if, according to Morrisey, such compliance overrides their fundamental freedoms.
Morrisey added that the words and actions of the administration have demonstrated that its demand for deference must be met with opposition.
"Deference to military authorities makes sense when those authorities' judgments reflect trustworthy, non-political assessments of sensitive matters within their unique expertise," stated the amicus brief. "But policymakers can, through their actions, erode those assumptions and the deference that might otherwise be due."
According to the Pentagon, only 47 religious accommodation requests have been approved. Another 4,251 requests remain pending. Morrisey noted that all 47 of the approvals granted by the Defense Department occurred after he and the other attorneys general filed their case.
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