Gov. Inslee relied mostly upon his Chief Spokesman Mike Faulk to respond to allegations he 'targeted' WSU Football Coach Nick Rolovich in firing him over seeking a religious vax exemption.

“...because he was angry that the highest paid and one of the highest profile state employees had asserted personal or religious objections to his vaccine mandate.”  (MyNorthwest.com-Spokesman Review).

According to MyNorthwest.Com, Inslee over the weekend told the Spokesman-Review Newspaper "He's just wrong" when confronted about Rolovich's appeal letter.

Rolovich filed the 34-page letter, in which he detailed last week a lot of information, including an August 19th conversation in which WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said Inslee "did this (mandate\)" just to come after Coach Rolovich and WSU."

Rolovich was fired after the October deadline for all state workers to be vaccinated, or be given a religious exemption, or voluntarily leave or retire from their jobs.

The appeal says Inslee was trying to force the coach's hand, and it also said Inslee did it:

“...because he was angry that the highest paid and one of the highest profile state employees had asserted personal or religious objections to his vaccine mandate.”  (MyNorthwest.com-Spokesman Review).

Inslee's Spokesperson Mike Fault argued that was not the case, and claimed the goal is:

“to maximize vaccinations to save as many lives as possible, all appropriate within the boundaries of the law.”

It's been noted in the appeal letter from Rolovich that AD Chun overturned a previous decision by WSU's Human Resource Services Department to grant Rolovich the exemption.

WSU refused, according to MyNorthwest.com, to issue an official statement on this new matter.

 

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