Experts Gather for COVID-19 Vaccines Roundtable
I held another roundtable to learn from the government's pandemic response. This one was called COVID-19 Vaccines: What they Are, How They Work, and Possible Causes of Injuries . My intent is to shed light on the current state of knowledge surrounding the vaccine and explore the path forward. I was joined by experts and medical professionals to discuss the scientific background of the coronavirus, functionality of the vaccine, failures in the pandemic response, early treatment drugs, adverse reactions, vaccine injuries and plans for future research and response.
I think of the many problems during the pandemic, one of the biggest casualties was modesty in admitting how much we don't know.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, I've been a strong proponent of holding the federal government accountable for their failed response to COVID-19 and a leading advocate for early treatment, healthcare freedom and individuals who have experienced adverse vaccine reactions.
This three-hour discussion was my fifth roundtable on COVID-19.
Click on the tweet below to see one of the more shocking moments from the roundtable.
Goodbye Military COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Over 8,000 service members have been terminated for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Last week, I supported passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that rescinds the Biden Administration's harmful and pointless COVID-19 vaccine policy.
Even though the Senate blocked Sen. Ted Cruz's and my amendment that would have reinstated service members discharged for refusing a vaccine with back pay, I supported passage of the NDAA that rescinds Biden's military COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Our men and women of the U.S. military are the finest among us and deserve members of Congress fighting for their health autonomy and healthcare freedom.
On Friday, I joined nine of my Republican colleagues in a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin urging him to freeze all COVID-19 vaccine-related discharges, and to establish a quick and thorough process so all members who were discharged because they refused the COVID-19 vaccine can be reinstated with back pay and full benefits.
Watch my floor speech here.
The Question No One Can Answer
Do you know how much money the federal government spent last year? I've been asking my colleagues and journalists in Washington, D.C. this question and virtually nobody knows.
Why is that?
We are the largest financial entity in the world, and we never talk about how much total money we spend.
I joined Sens. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in a press conference to oppose the Pelosi-Schumer Omnibus spending bill and argue in favor of a short-term Continuing Resolution to allow ample time to analyze and debate additional government spending.
In 2019, before the COVID-19 spending increase, federal spending totaled $4.4 trillion. As we approach the end of 2022, a 36% increase in spending to $6.0 trillion has been estimated.
So the question is...Why haven't we gone back to normal spending now that the pandemic is over?
Watch my press conference remarks here.