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California Sheriff Refuses to Enforce Vaccine Mandates: 'No Authority!'

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A California county sheriff says he will not enforce Gov. Newsom’s vaccine mandates because government has “no authority to mandate your health choices.”

Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco posted a statement on Monday saying that he will not be abiding by any state vaccine mandates for his employees.

“Over the past couple of weeks, the idea of forced vaccination has caused much concern across the entire country,” Bianco said in his statement. “I will not enforce the vaccine mandate on Sheriff’s Department employees.”

“The government has no ability and no authority to mandate your health choices,” he said. “As your sheriff, I have an obligation to guard your liberty and freedom.”

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Bianco and his family recovered from the coronavirus last winter, ABC7 reported, and he added in his statement: “I am certainly not anti-vaccine; I am anti-vaccine for me.”

Bianco added that he was inspired to release the statement after he conducted a podcast on forced vaccinations, and said a local newspaper would use “cherry picked” comments from “supposed” health officials “in an attempt to paint me and the Sheriff’s department in a negative light.”

“This is nothing but sensationalism trying to gain readership and further divide us as Americans.”

Sheriff Bianco has blasted the state government’s past coronavirus orders, too, calling them “flat-out ridiculous.”

“The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will not be blackmailed, bullied or used as muscle against Riverside County residents in the enforcement of the governor’s order,” he said last year when Newsom first began issuing his autocratic orders.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.