Senator Rand Paul introduced the Travel Mask Mandate Repeal Act of 2021, legislation that will prohibit the imposition of mask mandates on public transportation.
“The federal government forcing the American people to continue to wear masks despite the fact that we’ve already reached herd immunity is ridiculous and needs to end immediately,” said Dr. Paul. “I am introducing the Travel Mask Mandate Repeal Act of 2021 to put a stop to this nanny state mandate of requiring masks on public transportation. In a free county people will evaluate their personal risk factors and are smart enough to ultimately make medical decisions like wearing a mask themselves.” (READ MORE: University of Florida Lab Discovers Numerous Disease-Causing Bacteria In Children’s Masks)
I am introducing the Travel Mask Mandate Repeal Act of 2021 to put a stop to this nanny state mandate of requiring masks on public transportation… https://t.co/GAY71Fxp3g
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 14, 2021
Dr. Paul has a history of slamming COVID-19 and mask mandates, notably against Dr. Anthony Fauci during a Senate hearing. This legislation pushes back against the executive order President Biden put into place on his second day in office. (READ MORE: Fauci Said COVID-19 Is ‘Small Enough To Pass Through The Material’ Of Face Masks – Email)
Airlines have been fining or removing passengers for not wearing masks during the flight. Passengers have been banned from flying with airlines if they removed their masks or did not comply with the mask mandate. Former Navy Seal, Robert J. O’Neill, has been banned from Delta airlines after he posted a maskless picture on the flight.
I just got banned from @Delta for posting a picture. Wow.
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) August 20, 2020
Transportation Security Administration initial face mask requirement on public transportation went into effect on February 1, 2021. This was set to expire May 11, 2021 but has been extended until September 13, 2021. Similar to the TSA’s mask mandate, Joe Biden added another when he took office. Almost immediately after signing his executive order demanding masks on federal property, he was seen breaking it during his inauguration. Similarly, climate czar John Kerry was seen violating the transportation mask mandate as he took a maskless flight in March.