John Knox, a firefighter in Los Angeles and head of Firefighters for Freedom, told Breitbart News on Thursday that a vaccine mandate imposed on first responders by local authorities violates God-given rights articulated in the Constitution.
“We are a group of firefighters in the city of Los Angeles who have been mandated by the city and the county to get the shot by September 30th or be terminated,” Know said on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti initially announced a vaccine mandate for city employees in late July. Unvaccinated city employees would be forced to undergo weekly coronavirus tests, if they want to retain their jobs. Weeks later, the Los Angeles City Council voted to remove city employees’ option to have negative coronavirus tests in lieu of vaccinations.
Know said, “That’s not okay with us. We believe that as citizens of