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(FreedomWire.org) – The Army National Guard could discharge up to 14,000 troops over the next two years for refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, service leaders told Stars and Stripes Tuesday.

That number includes individuals who have applied for medical or religious waivers to the vaccine, which is required by the Department of Defense (DOD) even though President Biden has declared the pandemic “over,” Anson Smith, deputy chief of the Army National Guard Strength Maintenance Division, told Stars and Stripes. Nearly 10,000 National Guard troops have declined to receive the vaccine, according to DOD data, and wait in limbo until the Army gives permission for the Guard to issue discharges.

“Biden declared the pandemic is over,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responded. “So, when will he let those discharged from the military due to vax mandates return to protecting our country?” he asked.

Mike Pompeo, the Former Secretary of State, followed DeSantis’ stating that Biden continues “kicking tens of thousands of healthy soldiers out of the military with his COVID vaccine mandate.”

Pompeo said, “These soldiers should be reinstated immediately.”

The Supreme Court stopped Biden’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandate, which would have affected large companies.

A report said that the Pentagon has not yet discharged tens of thousands of troops who have not followed the vaccine mandate.

There could be 100,000 additional troops facing discharge due to the vaccine mandate joining the thousands of troops that have already been discharged due to Biden’s mandate.

“And now, after the Pentagon has tried, and failed, to make up the difference by reducing recruitment standards, over 100,000 active service members—who taxpayers paid to train—face discharge during the worst recruiting year in our military’s history,” Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), said in a statement.

Jack Posobiec tweeted, “If we have to defend Taiwan with recruitment in freefall and vaccine mandates booting troops, you’re gonna need a military draft. Biden and his administration know it.”

(FreedomWire.org) – Americans in most states faced some form of lockdowns or mandates during the pandemic. Ron DeSantis made Florida an “oasis of freedom” for the rest of the country. Now DeSantis just made one promise to Floridians that will send Anthony Fauci off the rails.

Ron DeSantis stood up to Joe Biden and Anthony Fauci’s COVID tyranny throughout the course of the entire pandemic. DeSantis banned masks and vaccine mandates, refused to enforce lockdowns, and kept schools open in the Sunshine State.

Of course, the Biden administration and their allies in the Fake News Media tried to use DeSantis as a political punching bag, even giving him the nickname “DeathSantis” over his refusal to bow to the COVID tyrants. But after three years, the majority of Americans have had enough of the COVID madness. Most states across the country, including some deep-Blue states, are now following DeSantis’ lead by rolling back their mandates and restrictions.

However, Anthony Fauci and the COVID authoritarians are desperately trying to hold on to their pandemic powers. During a recent interview with ABC, Anthony Fauci said the mandates may soon be back in place due to a surge in the new BA.2 subvariant of omicron. In Philadelphia, in response to the BA.2 variant, city leaders have already reimposed an indoor mask mandate.

During a recent press conference, DeSantis brought up the absurdity of the new mask mandate in Philadelphia.

“So just let me say it very clearly to all Floridians, you just saw Philadelphia impose an indoor mandate,” DeSantis began. “You’re going to have potentially some of these other ‘Deep Blue’ jurisdictions go back to restrictions and mandates,” he continued, before adding, “you look what’s happening in Shanghai, they have everybody under a brutal lockdown.”

DeSantis then promised the people of Florida that as long as he is Governor, they will never face COVID lockdowns, mandates, or restrictions of any kind.

“So I just want to be very clear, as long as I sit in the chair in which I sit, no Floridian will be restricted, mandated or locked down in any possible way.”

Thanks to DeSantis’ leadership during the pandemic, Florida’s economy was already much better off than the rest of the country, especially in places with the most strict lockdowns and mandates. A record-breaking 117 million people visited Florida in 2021.

With This latest variant, Democrats in Blue states and cities reimposing COVID mandates, Florida will remain an “oasis of freedom” for the rest of the country to escape the tyranny.