By Dylan Smith December 8, 2021
U.S. Senate hopeful Mike Durant on Wednesday released a new television spot in which the candidate takes exception to President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
The new television ad is Durant’s third spot of the 2022 primary election cycle. His campaign’s initial ad, which was first reported by Yellowhammer News, featured Durant touting his military service while sporting his Army aviator jumpsuit aboard a Black Hawk helicopter.
The campaign’s new ad titled, “Mandates,” turns Durant’s attention to Biden over the president’s policies regarding COVID-19 vaccination.
The ad features Durant at his defense contracting company, Pinnacle Solutions, asserting that Biden’s vaccine decrees would serve to cost his employees their jobs.
“Career politicians in Washington astound me with their stupidity, and Biden’s vaccine mandate, it takes the cake,” says Durant.
“Running my defense company here in Alabama, vaccine mandates cost me engineers and people with top level security clearances. They’ll be gone,” the candidate adds. “No vaccine mandates, no more scare tactics on the China virus, and no more career politicians.”
In a statement outlining his opposition to vaccine mandates, Durant lambasted “career politicians” while making note of his experience as a business owner.
“I’m sick of career politicians who have never had a real job telling me how to run my business,” said Durant. “I built a successful business right here in Alabama that employs over 500 people — I know what it takes. My message is clear: No more China virus scare tactics and no more vaccine mandates.”
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL