Ashley Moody vows to ‘aggressively push back’ on Head Start vaccine mandate
Attorney General Ashley Moody.

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Attorney General Ashley Moody is the latest Republican Attorney General to express opposition to a new federal rule mandating masks and vaccinations in federal Head Start programs.

The Federal Register promulgated rulemaking language to be effective at the end of January.  Employees and contractors are required to be vaccinated, and students as young as 2 will be required to wear masks in most cases.

For Moody, a consistent opponent of vaccine mandates, this represented the latest example of federal overreach.

“They just issued a new rule for our Head Start programs, for some of our youngest children. The employees must be vaccinated. Another mandate, on top of the three that we’ve already seen. And they’re even requiring that children as young as 2 years old have to wear masks in these programs. That will affect so many people across our nation,” Moody said on the Fox Business Channel Wednesday.

The mandate will be effective in Florida, Moody noted, adding that a gender bias component is arguably in play here.

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“This will apply to Head Start programs across the nation. Absolutely. So employees of that program, teachers, those that we’ve trusted to teach our young children. As a mom, not only does that appall me, because children (as young) as 2 years old will have to be masked. But most of these teachers in these Head Start programs, I want to say 85%, are women who will now be forced to be vaccinated,” Moody said.

“This is a new mandate that not too many folks are focusing on. Of course, I’m a mom paying very close attention to what’s being mandated for our children and our teachers, and I will aggressively push back on this newest mandate,” Moody added.

Moody made the comments on the Varney and Co. program, as attorneys general elsewhere are already taking action that she may mirror soon.

“I will not allow Texans to be coerced into getting a vaccine because the federal government is giving them an ultimatum to choose between their health or their child’s preschool education,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has already filed a preliminary injunction against the Head Start mandate.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


6 comments

  • Alex

    December 15, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Ashley Moody vows….

    ..is where I quit reading.

    • Evan Miller

      December 16, 2021 at 7:58 am

      Having trouble with the big words?

  • Concern Citizen

    December 16, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Why is Ashley Moody not doing something about Florida’s mandate for children to be vaccinated for attending schools?
    I want the FREEDOM to make this choice for my children,
    These are the vaccinations that are mandated in Florida:
    Children entering, attending, or transferring to Florida schools)
    Four or five doses of DTaP
    Four or five doses of IPV
    Two doses of MMR
    Three doses of Hep B
    One Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap)
    Two doses of Varicella

    • Mother Superior

      December 18, 2021 at 11:18 am

      You want the FREEDOM to let your children get life-threatening illnesses? Wow, let’s nominate you for Mom of the Year.

      • Concern Citizen

        December 20, 2021 at 7:59 pm

        Hey, I was mocking her and our governor.

  • TJC

    December 18, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Ashley Moody is more concerned about political posturing than she is about Covid 19 and its latest variant, Omicron. She is mirroring the DeSantis playbook that calls for pandering during a pandemic, telling people there’s nothing to see here, nothing to worry about, stay strong in your opposition to any mandates that might save lives. And if Uncle Fred does the politically inconvenient — catching Covid and dying from it — do not mention it in the obituary, do not admit it was Covid, do not admit he should have gotten vaccinated and even said so on his death bed as he was sucking for air. Uncle Fred? Oh, there was nothing to see there.

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