Republicans consider shutting down government over vax mandate

Fox News Digital exclusively obtained a letter signed by a growing number of Republicans, 由代表领导. Chip Roy of Texas, pledging to pull support from government funding legislation that includes language giving funds for vaccine mandates.

The current funding for the federal government will expire mid-February, meaning Congress will have to pass a continuing resolution or appropriations legislation to keep the lights on.

TEXAS FEDERAL JUDGE TEMPORARILY BLOCKS BIDEN VACCINE MANDATE FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

代表. Chip Roy speaks during the House Judiciary Committee markup session in the Rayburn Building on May 18, 2021.

代表. Chip Roy speaks during the House Judiciary Committee markup session in the Rayburn Building on May 18, 2021. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc via Getty Images)

Roy told Fox News Digital in a Tuesday statement that he and his colleagues aregoing to find outwhether the Republicans will “团结” 和 “pledge not to fund these mandates.

Most Republicans say that vax mandates are tyrannical and foolish, but will they unite before government funding expires on Feb. 18 to pledge not to fund enforcement of these mandates?” Roy asked.

Will at least 10 的 19 GOP senators who voted to punt last time now stand up for health care workers or not?” 他继续. “We’re going to find out.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy criticizes the Democrats' $  1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on Capitol Hill, 二月. 24, 2021. (美联社照片/J. 斯科特·阿普怀特)

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy criticizes the Democrats’ $ 1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on Capitol Hill, 二月. 24, 2021. (美联社照片/J. 斯科特·阿普怀特)

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