|September 17, 2021|
Sheriff not anti-vax, but won’t support vaccine mandates
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco is defending his earlier decision not to enforce a COVID vaccine mandate on employees of his department.
Bianco repeated that his decision not to be vaccinated was a personal choice and that he is not ‘anti-vaccine’.
In a statement Monday, Bianco reminded his critics that his responsibility is to “protect the public from the criminal element and stand as the last line of defense from tyrannical government overreach. The government has no ability and no authority to mandate your health choices. As your sheriff, I have an obligation to guard your liberty and freedom,” Bianco said.
Bianco admonished “our politicians to come to the realization that the only reason they exist is because ‘we the people’ formed our government to secure the blessings of individual liberty and freedom.”
Bianco is in the third year of his first term.
Story Date: September 13, 2021