You witnessed last week as airlines begged the Biden administration to let the transportation mask mandates expire. Airline employees are exhausted by enforcing Biden’s unscientific mask rules. The rules have caused many incidents on airplanes and in airports, some of them violent.
But despite Americans now being unmasked nearly everywhere else, Democrats just can’t let go of mask mandates on public transport. Sen. Ed Markey (MA), has asked the CDC and TSA to push for extending the mask mandate on public transport beyond April 18, its current date of expiration. In his letter, Markey wrote:
Although cases of COVID-19 in the United States have declined from this winter’s peak, the virus continues to pose a threat to the public, particularly for seniors, the immunocompromised, and individuals with disabilities. The emergence of a new and even more transmissible variant only confirms that COVID remains a serious, ongoing danger,” wrote Senator Markey. “For that reason, I urge CDC to consider extending its mask order and continue requiring masks on public and commercial transportation. In any modifications to these requirements, both CDC and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) must center efforts to protect the elderly, the immunocompromised, and individuals with disabilities.
Sen. Markey’s view sits firmly in the minority in the Senate. Recently a bipartisan majority of senators voted to end the mask mandate on public transportation 57-40. There were multiple Democratic cosponsors of the bill. Kerry Picket reports for the Washington Times:
The Senate passed a resolution Tuesday to repeal mask mandates on public transportation after Sen. Rand Paul forced it to a vote.
The nonbinding resolution passed 57-40, with 8 Democrats joining 49 Republicans in voting yes. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah cast the sole GOP no vote.
The resolution was brought to the floor under the Congressional Review Act that required a simple majority to pass the Senate instead of having to clear the 60-vote bar required for most legislation to survive in the upper chamber.
“Today, the Senate said enough is enough and sent a message to unelected government bureaucrats to stop the anti-science, nanny state requirement of travel mask mandates,” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, said in a statement. “Since March 2020, unelected bureaucrats have incessantly declared that we should ‘follow the science.’ But the same bureaucrats continue to defy science by imposing an ineffective and restrictive mask mandate for individuals traveling on public transit and airplanes.”
He added, “As the entire world is learning to live with COVID, the federal government still uses fear-mongering to stubbornly perpetuate its mandates, rather than giving clear-eyed, rational advice on how to best protect yourself from illness. That is why, I forced this vote, and I applaud the Senate for rejecting this nonsense.”
Action Line: Even some Democrats realize their party has gone too far, and are now backpedaling over COVID-19 countermeasures that have proven to help very little. If your politicians are still forcing useless mandates on you and your family, it’s time to find a better America. Start with my Super States. If you are serious about making the move to a Super State, but can’t get going on your goal, I can help. Click here to subscribe to my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter, and I’ll help you break inertia and achieve your goal of freedom. But only if you’re serious.
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