×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: Newsmax TV | defense | mandatory | vaccination | politicized | gop

Rep. Tony Gonzales to Newsmax: 'Military Being Politicized'

(Newsmax/"The Chris Salcedo Show")

By    |   Monday, 09 August 2021 06:26 PM

The political pressure being put on the U.S. military is "scary" and "wrong," particularly when it comes to mandating an emergency-use authorization vaccine against one's will, according to Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, on Newsmax.

"What's happening is you're seeing the military be politicized," Gonzales, a U.S. Navy veteran, told Monday's "The Chris Salcedo Show." "It should not be that way. The military should be focusing on one thing: Fighting and winning American wars. That is it, period.

"And they're getting sucked up into the social kind of justice that's happening and it's scary. It's wrong. I don't want to wake up and not recognize my own Navy, and that's exactly what is occurring."

Gonzales was asked by host Chris Salcedo if the veteran supported the Department of Defense mandating the COVID-19 vaccination as of Sept. 15, as The Associated Press reported from a memo Monday.

"I am not comfortable with the Department of Defense mandating to people that they should get this vaccine," Gonzalez said, noting he was not against vaccination but for personal choice and freedom. "Look, encourage it all day long, offering to those who want to get it, all day long, right? We're all in on this together."

Gonzalez served in the Navy for 20 years and noted he did not note a change in political leadership under former President Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, but now the military has changed and become reflective of who is in the White House, according to Gonzales.

"What you're seeing right before our very eyes is our military is getting sucked up into this political football," he concluded.

Note: See Newsmax TV now carried in more than 100 million U.S. homes, on DirecTV Ch. 349, Dish Network Ch. 216, Xfinity Ch. 1115, Spectrum, U-verse Ch. 1220, FiOS Ch. 615, Frontier Ch. 115, Optimum Ch. 102, Cox cable, Suddenlink Ch. 102, Mediacom Ch. 277, AT&T TV Ch 349, FUBO and major OTT platforms like Roku, YouTube, Xumo, Pluto and most smart TV's including Samsung+, Sony, LG, Vizio and more – Find All Systems that Carry Newsmax – Click Here

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsmax-Tv
The political pressure being put on the U.S. military is "scary" and "wrong," particularly when it comes to mandating an emergency-use authorization vaccine against one's will, according to Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, on Newsmax....
defense, mandatory, vaccination, politicized, gop
357
2021-26-09
Monday, 09 August 2021 06:26 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved