United States Sen. Rand Paul was asked by Jesse Watters on Thursday about an effort to withhold defense spending from the military until unvaccinated service members are rehired.
Here was his response:
“Our young men and women who volunteer — we have an all-volunteer Army — that volunteer to defend our country, to put their lives on the line, they deserve to have their religious freedom as well as their medical choices and freedom to decide what goes into their body.
“We know this, and this is a scientific fact, the vaccine does not prevent you from getting an infection, it doesn’t prevent you from transmitting infection and for young people, there isn’t significant evidence to show that it reduces the severity or the hospitalization. The military has become so woke, they’re demanding you get a vaccine that you don’t need. So, something has got to change.”