(GoRealNewsNow.com) – In an admirable bid to punish the Biden administration for its insanely totalitarian COVID-19 vaccine policies, former US troops are now suing the government of the United States over pay and benefits that they lost because of those policies.
The legal challenge in question is led by Attorney Dale Saran, a retired Marine who played a pivotal role in challenging the Anthrax vaccine mandate, alongside attorneys Andy Meyer and Brandon Johnson.
Saran and his team represent these former service members in three distinct lawsuits, which they aim to consolidate into a class-action suit.
This lawsuit will represent all service members who were either discharged or ordered to cease drilling under the mandate, leading to a loss of income. Saran has estimated the financial implications of these actions to be substantial, Breitbart News reports.
“It’s worth billions. That’s just flat-out. That’s what it is in backpay. It’s billions of dollars,” he said
These legal actions have been initiated in the US Court of Federal Claims, a specialized court that hears cases related to illegal discharges and impeded military pay.
Saran estimates that the vaccine mandate affected between 80,000 to 100,000 active-duty and reserve service members.
While over 8,000 active-duty personnel were discharged, many reservists were told to stop drilling or were moved to inactive status.
“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,” the former Marine explained.
One notable plaintiff is former Coast Guard member Zach Loesch, who was commended by President Joe Biden for his heroism during Hurricane Ian but faced discharge for not complying with the vaccine mandate.
Saran also pointed out the irony that the Pentagon, with its budget allocated by Congress, already possesses the funds to cover the backpay owed to those who lost active duty or drill time.
“That’s money we’re saying was illegally kept. That’s money that’s fundamentally — as far as I can tell — has been stolen by the DOD [Department of Defense],” he argued.