Army officer with smallpox and anthrax vaccinations says he's quitting because required Covid vaccine restricts freedom

Lt Col Doug Hague served in the army for 18 years, receiving multiple vaccines during that time, including eight anthrax shots. Nevertheless, Hague has decided to resign after refusing to take a required Covid vaccine.

On Hannity, Hage explained that his refusal to take the vaccine "is really about the freedom of the American people."

Hague: I've spent 18 years active duty service, I've got two years until I'm eligible to pull my retirement. And I don't want the COVID vaccine, and I don't plan on getting it. But I've had all the other army vaccines, I've had eight anthrax shots, I've had the smallpox vaccination, I've had 'em all. So it's really not about whether or not I'll get the shot. But this is really about the freedom of the American people, the right to choose your own medical procedures, the right to decide, you know, what's going to be injected into your your body and what's not. That's a natural human right that, you know, we can't take away from people. And I swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, which affords those rights to the Americans.

Hannity: Let me ask you that, because there is a slight loophole in the vaccine mandate for companies of 100 employees or more, which is that you have to agree to get tested once a week. Is that option exists for the military?

Hague: No, not to my knowledge. That that does not exist for the military. No.

Hannity: So really, you've pushed into a corner. Do you have any medical reason that perhaps maybe a rare condition of some kind that would prevent you from getting the vaccine? Or is this just a matter of principle?

Hague: This is this is about principle. Like I said, it's about the freedom of the American people and I swore an oath to, to protect that freedom. And I've looked at the Army's publishes recent guidance on how it's going to unfold this plan for implementing this, I've looked it over I do believe that if I wanted to, I could wiggle my way through the next two years and get my retirement, but I would have to sacrifice my personal integrity. And I'd have to turn my back on the oath that I took to protect Americans' rights and that's what I believe this is about it. It's not about me, it's not about my retirement.