Federal First Responder With Medical Conditions


Dr. Gina Smith is a psychologist that specializes in treating first responders and veterans who is currently running as a Republican for the U.S. House to represent the 14th congressional district in Texas.

Her husband has been working as a federal first responder for over ten years.


Last summer, a mandate for federal employees invalidated the option for testing twice a week for COVID-19 and he had to be vaccinated or face termination. He then turned in his medical and religious exemptions and is still awaiting the results.

The paperwork he had to fill out, however, was not what she would have conventionally expected.

The exemption paperwork was “a medical exemption form for early retirement which doesn’t make any sense, that’s not what he’s asking for,” Smith told The Epoch Times.