Aurora hearth chief Josh Williams is suing the state of Oregon for the mandate requiring all authorities employees to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine, and advised “Fox News Primetime” Thursday that he reached his breaking stage after coping by means of fairly a couple of pandemic shutdowns whereas retaining the group protected – so making vaccinations obligatory with no quite a few pushed the prohibit.

“I’ve been in emergency service for 28 years making decisions that impact people’s lives every day,” he stated. “I can sure as hell make a decision on what I put in my own body.”


In reaction, the state warned Williams that if he does not comply with requirements by Oct. 18 that he must get rid of all workers he employs. The chief was adamant about not allowing this to happen.

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“I’m willing to lose my job over that,” he acknowledged.

Williams’ lawyer Rebekah Millard, from the Freedom Foundation, joined the dialog, stressing that Oregon’s legal guidelines isn’t merely unconstitutional, nevertheless it actually furthermore merely “doesn’t make sense.”

“I think it’s pretty low bar to say our laws, our regulations, our mandates have to at least make sense,” she stated. “If someone has natural immunity that’s better than an injection could give you, then it doesn’t make sense to go and require them to get a vaccine on top of that. That’s what the lawsuit’s about.” 

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has nevertheless to attain out to Williams personally on the matter, regardless that the fireman has served the parents of Oregon for practically thirty years. Williams’ message to the governor is to “let people make their own decision.”

“This is not about science. This is about power,” he stated. “And the people have had enough. And I’m not going to put up with it anymore.”