Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) issued a sweeping COVID-19 jab mandate that requires all state workers show proof of inoculation by October 18th.
The deadline is here and state workers who didn’t comply will be fired on Monday.
One Washington State Trooper posted a final signoff from his patrol car.
The Yakima officer had this final message for Governor Inslee upon being fired for choosing medical freedom.
“This is the last time you’ll hear me in a patrol car and Jay Inslee can kiss my ass.”
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) October 17, 2021
Washington state trooper of 22 years delivers emotional sign-off after being fired because of vaccine mandate: 'Gov. Jay Inslee can kiss my a**' https://t.co/meMarXzR3x
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) October 17, 2021
MUST WATCH: Washington state trooper tells Gov. Jay Inslee to 'kiss my a-' in final sign-off after refusing to comply with vaccine mandate.https://t.co/hyZoLMJlpe
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) October 17, 2021
— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) October 17, 2021
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The Blaze highlighted the support for the officer:
The radio operator listed the trooper’s numerous accomplishments while he was on the police force.
“You’ve been a great role model and a mentor for all the young troopers serving in the area by sharing your knowledge and experience throughout the years,” she said. “Thank you for your service.”
The video was shared on Twitter by Seattle conservative radio host and journalist Jason Rantz, who noted that the former officer will appear on his radio show on Monday.
The video — which has been viewed more than 730,000 times in fewer than 24 hours — evoked support for the fired trooper.
Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) wrote, “God bless this trooper,” and included the anti-Biden saying “Let’s go Brandon.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) called the man a “patriot.”
Actor Nick Searcy reacted by saying, “Democrats empower the absolute worst people among us.”
Conservative activist Amy Kremer commented, “God bless this officer. Grateful for his 22 yrs of service.”
TheBlaze executive producer Keith Malinak remarked, “The #vaxcult claims another victim through a hideous, un-American mandate. (Or only strengthens another backbone) God bless, trooper.”
Jason Rantz spoke to Tucker Carlson earlier this week about the impact of Governor Inslee’s tyrannical COVID-19 jab mandate:
WA @GovInslee is firing thousands of workers on Monday thanks to his vaccine mandate. Police, teachers, nurses, bus drivers, and more will lose their livelihoods because of Inslee's authoritarian impulses. The impacts will be severe. I discussed it on #TuckerCarlsonTonight. pic.twitter.com/AkWQRiJIqv
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) October 15, 2021
The October 18th COVID-19 jab deadline will result in around 10% of Washington state workers losing their jobs.
That will result in staffing shortages in multiple fields.
It’s another self-imposed staffing crisis similar to the New York healthcare system.
The Seattle Times had more:
The deadline for most state government, health care and school workers in Washington to get their COVID-19 vaccination is days away. When Gov. Jay Inslee issued the sweeping order this summer, his announcement was clear: Show proof of vaccination on or before Oct. 18 or lose your job.
Since then, however, labor unions have worked on ironing out conditions of employment, thousands of workers have requested exemptions and the state has granted new extensions for certain employees.
In the past few months, more and more questions have emerged.
We rounded up some of the most pressing ones and answered them. Here’s what to know:
How many workers who are subject to the state mandate have been fully vaccinated?
More than 90% of Washington state government workers have been verified as fully vaccinated as this week, Inslee announced Thursday. That’s up from 68% a couple weeks earlier.
The state’s Office of Financial Management reported earlier in the week that the rates vary between the largest state agencies: 91% among Department of Social and Health Services workers; between 84% and 91% among Department of Corrections prison employees depending on the facility; and 89% among Washington State Patrol workers.
As for hospital workers, about 88% are fully vaccinated, according to a recent Washington State Hospital Association survey. The survey included all hospital workers, but didn’t cover data from independent physicians’ offices, dentist offices, military hospitals and a few other types of health care facilities.
The remaining 12% of hospital workers include those who are partially vaccinated, have an approved exemption and accommodation, have applied or plan to apply for an exemption that hasn’t yet been reviewed, have not yet provided vaccination verification, or are choosing not to be vaccinated.