Rep. Gohmert Leads GOP Reps in Demanding D.C. Mayor Reverse COVID Vax Mandate for Schools
Washington, September 13, 2022
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) was joined by a number of GOP colleagues in a letter to Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser demanding she end the unconstitutional COVID vaccine mandate for school children ages 12 and up.
The text of the letter can be found HERE.
“Mayor Bowser’s reign throughout the COVID pandemic has been nothing short of tyrannical and disastrous—not to mention hypocritical. Her ludicrous vaccine mandate for city restaurants and other venues ended just weeks after its implementation, after doing massive damage to the restaurants and the city she was supposed to help. She shamelessly partied maskless with celebrities just hours before she forced everyone in the city to wear masks indoors. And now, she is continuing down the same totalitarian, unscientific path as she forces D.C.’s children to choose between receiving an education and taking the experimental COVID shot that scientific statistics show the children don’t need.
“Those who are set to benefit from this ruthless, despotic mandate are the pharmaceutical companies who get to add additional billions to their coffers thanks to the lies we were fed by the likes of Doctors Anthony Fauci, Deborah Birx and Rochelle Walensky. The distress, depression and impairment to any success for children, mostly from low-income families, could be catastrophic. Wealthier families can move their children to a private school, if not already there. The mayor is sticking it to the children of poorer families.
“With each passing day, we learn more about the possibility that risks of this rushed vaccine outweigh the benefits--especially for children, who are at statistically zero risk from COVID. Also, the long-term consequences of administering such technology have yet to be revealed. If Mayor Bowser does not reverse her decision on this mandate, it is time for Congress to consider repealing the Home Rule Act to help save the DC children.”—Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01)
“Millions of unvaccinated lawbreakers are pouring across our southern border, yet the Mayor of DC sees it fit to force American school kids be injected in order to attend class. The Mayor needs to rethink this foolish and unconstitutional mandate.” -Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-04)
“DC’s tyrannical vaccine mandate is further proof that the leadership of the American people’s capital city is incapable of governing. We have known for over a year that the COVID-19 vaccines do not prevent transmission, yet the DC mayor is pushing through a political mandate that will pointlessly force more students out of classrooms – compounding the irreparable harm school lockdowns already caused our kids.”—Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21)
“Mayor Bowser’s vaccine mandate is illogical, unconstitutional, and irreparably harmful. While Washington is no stranger to Bowser’s medical tyranny, this latest abuse of power presents yet another glaring example as to why Congress must repeal the failed experiment of D.C. Home Rule and return our nation’s capital back to the American people.”—Rep. Andrew Clyde (GA-9)