Conservatives React To Governor Lee’s Lack Of Empathy On Vaccine Mandates

Photo Credit: Gov Bill Lee / Facebook

The Tennessee Conservative [By Paula Gomes] –

According to the Office of the Governor’s website, on September 30th Governor Bill Lee called for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene on Monday, October 18th, 2021 for a special session to address funding, buildout and oversight of Ford Motor Company’s historic $5.6 billion investment at the Memphis Regional Megasite.

On October 5th, he unveiled the state’s next standard license plate chosen by Tennesseans through a statewide vote. 

On October 6th, Governor Lee released recommendations for federal relief dollars to support the state’s continued economic recovery, including more than $3 billion in investments to further strengthen infrastructure and businesses.

On October 8th, he announced two key judicial appointments and invited “every Tennessee parent to tell us about their current experiences as well as their hopes for the education, environment and experience in our K-12 public schools.” 

What Governor Lee has not done is encourage a special session of the Tennessee legislature in order to protect Tennesseans from federal overreach in regards to President Biden’s vaccine mandates. 

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Tennesseans have shared their frustrations about Governor Lee’s seeming unwillingness to support the legislature’s efforts on The Tennessee Conservative’s Facebook page

One individual, going by the name Butter Ball, said “Bill Lee, get with the Constitution or be left behind. People in your state [are losing] their [livelihood] and you are doing nothing. WAKE UP!”

Craig Willems, a proud Tennessean and animal lover, said, “Sent my email to Governor Lee.

Gov Bill Lee,

Texas has banned all COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Please show national leadership, and protect the citizens of Tennessee from being medically raped by [the] Biden Administration, [Corporate] America and Big Pharma.

Aliza Wiseman, an author, designer, artist and public speaker, made the observation that “[Governor Lee’s] silence on this is [a] clear sign he needs to be replaced.”

Jake Starbuck pointed out, “Writing laws is the responsibility of the legislature not the executive. Hopefully our Legislature here in Tennessee will ban mandates at one of the upcoming special sessions.”

Ben Bruce, proud grandparent said, “I wish Tennessee had a governor like Florida and Texas. We have a pretend Republican.”

Eric Todd from Tullahoma said that Governor Lee is “too busy coercing businesses to come to Tennessee instead of looking after Tennessee citizens constitutional freedoms and rights… Who knows of an America First candidate looking to become [the] next governor? I’ll be voting for them [in the] next election.”

Cookeville resident, Gail Kryscio warned, ”Lee is a raging RINO… And he is NOT a leader!! If a strong republican doesn’t primary against him, Tennessee is going blue…”

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House Speaker Cameron Sexton and Lt. Gov. Randy McNally released a joint statement regarding their intent to call a Special Session to address issues surrounding medical freedom. 

The statement read in part, “We have heard from many Tennesseans seeking relief from burdensome Covid-19 mandates being imposed upon them. We are working together per our state constitution to call an additional special session upon the completion of the megasite session to address issues surrounding Covid -19.”

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About the Author: Paula Gomes is a Tennessee resident and contributor to The Tennessee Conservative. You can reach Paula at paula@tennesseeconservativenews.com.

8 thoughts on “Conservatives React To Governor Lee’s Lack Of Empathy On Vaccine Mandates

  • October 13, 2021 at 4:39 pm
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    Governor Lee, as a strong supporter of you and many other conservative politicians and as a business owner with over 100 employees in Chattanooga, I am asking you to follow the lead of Texas in banning any mandates requiring the medical rights (mandating they take a vaccine) of individuals in order to keep their jobs. As a large boiler mechanical contractor this would deeply hurt our company. I would have to terminate over 50 employees to fall und the 100 max employees. This means over 50 Tennessee families would become unemployed, leaving these families without a way to provide for their families and no health insurance. Putting a burden on the state to cover the unemployment and welfare assistance.

    John Smith
    VP of Engineering

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  • October 13, 2021 at 4:41 pm
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    Governor Lee, as a strong supporter of you and many other conservative politicians and as a business owner with over 100 employees in Chattanooga, I am asking you to follow the lead of Texas in banning any mandates requiring the medical rights (mandating they take a vaccine) of individuals in order to keep their jobs. As a large boiler mechanical contractor this would deeply hurt our company. I would have to terminate over 50 employees to fall und the 100 max employees. This means over 50 Tennessee families would become unemployed, leaving these families without a way to provide for their families and no health insurance. Putting a burden on the state to cover the unemployment and welfare assistance.

    John Smith
    VP of Engineering

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  • October 13, 2021 at 5:01 pm
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    I imagine Gov. Bill is eyeing appointments to the boards of some of the businesses he has recruited to our state. He can feather his nest quite nicely by following the lead of many in the political class by becoming a lobbyist for any organization or company who needs favors from our elected officials.

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    • October 19, 2021 at 7:24 am
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      Lee had better get to business stopping COVID vaccine mandates or he won’t be getting mine or my families votes!

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  • October 13, 2021 at 6:03 pm
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    Is this gov. a moron? We do not need Federal money. Second when did the people from this state choose a license plate? I am a registered voter and never at anytime did I get asked about a license plate. Now this moron wants money from the federal gov. for what? businesses? The only thing business need here in this state is WORKERS!!!!!!!!! lazy people want thing then go to work.
    You take fed money and think there is no string attached your just as stupid as they think you are. You take money they will insist you get every one vacxed in your state. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist for figure that out. This guy needs not be elected next term.

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    • October 14, 2021 at 3:12 am
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      I thought maybe it was just me. I don’t remember voting on a license plate either. :/

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  • October 13, 2021 at 7:08 pm
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    Lee is a coward – a useless politician completely out of touch with the citizens of this state as is my RINO Senator Ken Yager.

    Lazy, Stupid and Afraid that doing the right thing might hurt their chances of reelection or offend their donors. If Lee had half a brain he would separate himself and TN from the federal government as much as possible. You take the money and you are beholden to radical leftist. There is plenty of work here in TN – people need to get off their ass and earn their way – they don’t need more handouts – which is the only way politicians know how to buy votes. Mandates are unconstitutional and will cost jobs, tax revenue and hurt a lot of people in their families.

    Keep it up and TN will be ruled by Democrats – who unlike the RINOS will not stop until they have one party rule and its politicians like Lee and Yager who are letting it happen

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