(BLP) – Commandant of the Marine Corps General David Berger, the highest-ranking U.S. Marine general, recently stated his belief that skepticism over COVID-19 mandates is causing the Marines to lose out on many top recruits.

Berger claims that Marine skepticism to the COVID-19 vaccine is due to their “misbeliefs” about their negative side-effects when nothing could be further from the truth. These brave men and women would rather not join the military to kill and die for transgender rights abroad than get the poisonous murder shot.

“You talk to me in the cafeteria, and one of my first questions is, ‘Do I have to get that vaccine?’ And you go, ‘Yeah, you do.’ ‘Ok, I’ll talk to you later.’ It’s that fast,” Berger said, adding that the decline of Marine recruitment is an especially “big factor” in southern states due to “myths and misbeliefs” regarding the jabs.

“People make decisions, and they still have those same beliefs. That’s hard to work your way past, really hard to work,” he added.

Congressman Michael Waltz (R-FL), who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, said that the Pentagon will be forced to discharge close to 20,000 troops because they refuse to submit to mandatory vaccinations. Waltz believes that America’s military heroes should be free to choose.

“This military mandate has got to stop,” Waltz said during an appearance on Fox News on Monday. “The vaccine does not stop the spread. The Pentagon is standing on an order as an order, but you know what, sometimes you need to re-evaluate your orders. We are in a recruiting crisis that is going to take us years to get out of.”

Big League Politics has reported on the massive cover-up of injuries caused by COVID vaccine injections by the military, as veterans are once again treated as expendable pawns by corrupt government elites:

“A medical officer with the military has testified in court that she was told by a superior to suppress her findings with regards to the DoD’s Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED) after the vaccine mandate.

Dr. Theresa Long said while giving testimony in court that she and two other medical professionals found a spike in cancer cases, neurological disorders and miscarriages after the vaccine mandate went into place. She and the others who made these shocking discoveries were ordered to keep quiet.

“I have so many soldiers being destroyed by this vaccine. Not a single member of my senior command has discussed my concerns with me … I have nothing to gain and everything to lose by talking about it. I’m OK with that because I am watching people get absolutely destroyed,” Long said in court.

Liberty Counsel is representing 30 members of the military who are fighting back against the Draconian vaccine mandate within the military. They presented their case to Judge Steven Merryday, who has granted a preliminary injunction to two military plaintiffs allowing them to get around the vaccine mandate.”

The COVID vaccine mandates are hurting U.S. national security objectives. The country is less safe, less healthy, and less free because of this psychotic push to inflict the jab on as many people as possible without knowing their true side-effects at the behest of Big Pharma.