Pence: Reinstate Troops Ousted For Refusing Vax, Backpay Too

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 18:  U.S. Vice President Mike Pence salutes as he is welcomed aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort at the Port of Miami prior to a tour of the vessel on June 18, 2019 in Miami, Florida. The ship is set to depart on a medical assistance mission in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Former Vice President Mike Pence in an exclusive interview called on the Biden administration to reinstate and provide back pay to members of the military who were discharged for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine now that the mandate for the shot has been lifted.
  • Pence, in a Wednesday interview with The Hill, called it “unconscionable” that some troops were put in a position to decide between serving their country and complying with the vaccine mandate, which was instituted in August 2021. The mandate was rescinded through a bipartisan defense policy bill signed into law late last year.

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