According to a Breitbart report, former U.S. troops are filing lawsuits against the federal government for lost pay and benefits due to the Biden administration’s military COVID-19 jab mandate.
One of the lawyers who reportedly brought down the anthrax vaccine spoke to the outlet about the impending lawsuits.
“Attorney Dale Saran, a retired Marine, and fellow attorneys Andy Meyer and Brandon Johnson are representing the former troops in three separate lawsuits they plan to turn into a class action lawsuit on behalf of all service members who were either kicked out or illegally ordered to stop drilling, resulting in loss of pay or benefits,” Breitbart reports.
Good For Them!
— 🇺🇸Lady De’Plorable🇺🇸 (@LadyRedWave) November 22, 2023
The amount of money is in the “billions,” Saran told the outlet.
“It’s worth billions. That’s just flat-out. That’s what it is in backpay. It’s billions of dollars,” he commented.
The lawsuits were filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which Saran said is a specialized court where illegal discharges are heard.
“The Court of Claims has been around since the Reconstruction Era. It’s a very old court and kind of a weird one. But in any event, you can go there if you’ve got a claim and say, ‘Hey, I was illegally discharged, or the military did something to impede my pay,’ or whatever. The Court of Claims is where you go,” Saran said.
Saran estimates there are 80,000 to 100,000 service members — both active-duty and reservists — who were impacted by the mandate. While more than 8,000 active-duty troops were kicked out, tens of thousands of reservists were told not to drill anymore or were moved to inactive status, he said.
“They were basically [without] the benefit of any due process. No boards were held. They didn’t hold any administrative separation boards; they didn’t hold any hearings. They didn’t do any federal recognition boards; none of the administrative or judicial procedures were used. They just flat-out did it. And then…they got the Coast Guard to follow along, and they got a bunch of Coasties too,” Saran said.
One of the former Coasties suing for damages is Zach Loesch, whom President Joe Biden had called personally to thank for saving people’s lives during Hurricane Ian, as previously reported by Breitbart News. At the time, Loesch was two weeks away from being kicked out of the Coast Guard for not taking the vaccine.
Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Zach Loesch, who Biden praised for saving lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, talks about facing being discharged over the vax mandate. pic.twitter.com/iPo5BDwOev
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) October 6, 2022
Zach Loesch is one of 2,600 Coasties that despite being sent to help stranded Floridians, will be kicked out over a vaccine.
I guarantee not one Floridian cared about his vaccine status when he carried them out of their flooded home. Biden’s mandate must end! pic.twitter.com/tRcREyTQLc
— Rep. Mike Waltz (@michaelgwaltz) October 3, 2022
News of the lawsuits follows reports of the U.S. Army informing troops “involuntarily separated” for refusing the experimental COVID-19 shot they can have their military records corrected due to the reversal of the COVID-19 jab mandate.
A letter sent to former service members has gone viral on social media and shared by multiple influencers.
“We write to notify you of new Army guidance regarding the correction of military records for former members of the Army following rescission of the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. As a result of the rescission of all current COVID-19 vaccination requirements, former Soldiers who were involuntary separated for refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccination may request a correction of their military records from either or both the Army Discharge Review Board (ADRB) or the Army Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR),” the letter read.