GoFundMe has admitted to taking down a fundraiser that raised $180,000 for a nurse who is trying to overturn her Texas hospital system’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staffers.
Jennifer Bridges is a former registered nurse at Houston Methodist hospital who was fired for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 along with hundreds of other staffers earlier this year. She had launched a GoFundMe to help her in her quest to overturn the vaccine mandate that cost her her job, but it was removed by the site this week.
“When our team initially reviewed the fundraiser, it was within our terms of service as the funds were for legal fees to fight vaccine mandates,” Heidi Hagberg, a spokesperson for GoFundMe, said in a statement obtained by The Epoch Times. “The fundraiser has since been updated to include misinformation which violates our terms of service.”
Hagberg went on to say that GoFundMe has taken down “hundreds” of other fundraisers that allegedly contained “misinformation related to vaccines.”
Bridges explained to Fox News back in June that she does not need to get vaccinated because she already contracted COVID-19. She also said that Houston Methodist was one of the first hospital systems in the country to impose a vaccine mandate on employees.
“We worked so hard last year,” she said at the time. “I mean, we were there through thick and thin when we had no help … it was horrible. And these people that are putting forth these rules right now for us and kicking us to the curb, they weren’t there. They weren’t even in the building to be seen for months. They were staying at home while we were doing all the work.”
A spokesperson for Houston Methodist claimed that Bridges’ comments were false at the time.
“Our leaders have supported our employees every step of the way,” the spokesperson said. “We greatly appreciate what all of our dedicated employees have done for our patients, and our leaders have been by their side since the beginning.”
This comes after we reported that Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) made the shocking claim that the U.S. doesn’t have an FDA-approved vaccine.
This claim by Johnson was backed up when Jennifer Bridges called Pfizer, and they admitted that the FDA didn’t approve the COVID vaccine.
“We do not have an FDA-approved vaccine being administered in the U.S. The FDA played a bait and switch,” he alleged. “They approved the Comirnaty version of Pfizer drugs. It’s not available in the U.S. They even admit it. I sent them a letter three days later going ‘What are you doing?’ What they did is they extended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer drug vaccine that’s available in the U.S.”
“Here, that’s more than 30 days later, they haven’t asked that very simple question,” he added. “If you’re saying that the Pfizer drug is the same as the Comirnaty, why didn’t you provide FDA approval on that? So, there’s not an FDA-approved drug, and, of course, they announced it so they could push through these mandates so that people actually think, ‘Oh, OK, now these things are FDA approved.’ They are not, and again, maybe they should be, but the FDA isn’t telling me why.”
A new fundraiser for Bridges has been set up on GiveSendGo.