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Critics Remind Dan Crenshaw That Mandatory Vaccines Have Existed In U.S. For Decades

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) ominously warned of a “revolt” after President Joe Biden unveiled new COVID-19 vaccination necessities — and critics on Twitter piled on to remind the lawmaker that obligatory vaccinations have existed within the U.S. for many years. 

He additionally known as vaccine necessities “cheap governance” and ordered the Democrats to “leave people the hell alone” in a tweet on Thursday.

The navy has lengthy required quite a few vaccinations for service members, which Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, ought to know, many identified, and accused Crenshaw of taking part in dumb to attraction to anti-vaccination extremists.

Gen. George Washington ordered his troops to be inoculated in opposition to smallpox manner again in 1777 by way of a precursor to vaccination known as variolation.

American youngsters start getting vaccinations when simply weeks outdated and have to be vaccinated in opposition to quite a few infectious illnesses earlier than they’re allowed to attend public faculties — even in Texas. Healthline reported final month that faculty vaccine mandates have existed within the United States because the 1850s.

“Are you going to start a revolt over these, too?” scoffed one Crenshaw critic.

Crenshaw’s solely response to his vaccine double commonplace: “Wow this one really triggered left wing authoritarians on twitter.”

Are you folks attempting to start out a full on revolt? Honestly what the hell is unsuitable with Democrats? Leave folks the hell alone. This is madness.

— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) September 9, 2021

Hi Dan,

Here are the present REQUIRED vaccinations for each single pupil at Texas public faculties. Are you going to start out a revolt over these too?

— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) September 9, 2021

Did you additionally throw this tantrum while you obtained each final obligatory vaccine with a view to be part of the US navy?

— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 9, 2021

Leave folks alone? Alone to unfold the virus that has killed nearly 700k folks together with youngsters. That is madness and reckless endangerment by folks such as you.

— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) September 9, 2021

Vaccines are required to go to highschool, to journey, to be within the navy, however you KNOW that @DanCrenshawTX. You are deliberately taking part in to the hateful base as a result of home terrorists like you may’t win except you lie.

— Kimberley Johnson (@CreatorKimberley) September 9, 2021

There is a motive we do not have widespread measles and polio amongst our youngsters. It’s known as public well being and residing in a civil society

— Groots (@GretaGroots) September 9, 2021

Dan did you hear that some employers even go as far as to check employees for medication and alcohol? Total tyranny. How have you ever GOP small attain of us not abolished that already? It cannot be that employers desire a protected work surroundings. That’s overreaching.

— Leslie Warlick (@WarlickLeslie) September 9, 2021

Every federal contractor I ever labored for required drug exams. I look ahead to your laws repealing this egregious violation of particular person rights.

— Sapient Hominid (@wedietz) September 9, 2021

Dan, @DanCrenshawTX

The unvaccinated “people” are endangering all of us, and endangering America.

The mutations of the virus are working rampant due to


Stop coddling the willful ignorance.

Stop coddling the unpatriotic defiance.

Stop! #GetVaccinated

— mollyswordmcdonough 🌊 (@mollysmcdonough) September 9, 2021

Patriot Act


NYPD Warrantless Spying


Indefinite Detention at Gitmo


Stop & Frisk Targets BIPOC


Arbitrary No Fly Lists Targets Muslims


Life Saving Vaccine To Stop 1500 Deaths/Day


— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) September 9, 2021

Dying of a preventable virus is madness

— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) September 9, 2021

Not wanting your constituents to take a protected free vaccine is madness

— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) September 9, 2021

Biden introduced Thursday that each one federal employees and contractors might want to get totally vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 within the coming weeks, together with well being care employees at suppliers that obtain federal funding via Medicaid and Medicare.

The administration may even require all companies with 100 or extra staff to require testing at the very least as soon as every week for unvaccinated employees.

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