WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a whistleblower has informed him that the Biden Administration has mandated that all U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents must be fully inoculated against COVID-19 by a deadline of November 1, under threat of potentially being fired from their posts if they do not comply.
Jordan was interviewed on the matter by Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, and stated that he felt that the mandate – if true – is a slap in the face of the men and women who work hard to keep the U.S. southern border secure in the face of overwhelming odds.
“The people who have been busting their tails, enforcing our law, doing their job on the border – they’re gonna get fired if they don’t take the vaccine,” Jordan said.
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Jordan also noted that the migrants that have been caught illegally entering the country are actually given a choice whether or not to receive the vaccine, unlike the Border Patrol agents that have apprehended them.
“That is how ridiculous the Biden Administration has become,” he said.
With an unprecedented crisis at the border amidst a record surge of migrants attempting to gain entry to the U.S. – August saw as many as 200,000 encountered by authorities attempting to cross the border – Republicans grew incensed upon hearing of the Biden Admin’s plans to reportedly start firing Border Patrol agents, saying that this is the worst possible time to begin doing such a thing.
Jordan and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, lambasting the White House for their newest vaccination mandate.
“It is simply unbelievable that the Biden Administration will allow COVID-positive illegal aliens to surge across the border but will terminate dedicated law-enforcement officers who do not comply with President Biden’s mandate,” the two GOP Congressmen wrote. “We hope that for the safety or our country that you see the error in this decision, choose to support the heroes of CBP who put their lives on the line every day, and find reasonable accommodations for CBP officers who do not choose to comply with this mandate for personal or medical reasons.”