Rand Paul vows to force a federal mask mandate repeal
Rand Paul Vows To “Force A Repeal Of The Federal Regulation Mandating Masks”
Senator Rand Paul declared this week that he is already gathering signatures from lawmakers in an effort to force a vote to repeal the federal mask mandate on planes.
In an Newsmax interview, Paul asserted that “what we’ve said [about] the vaccine mandates is, we’re sick and tired of the government mandating our behavior and taking our liberty away, and I’m as mad as the Canadian truckers are.”
“I want it to end,” Paul continued, adding “There’s no science behind these mask mandates, we’re just punishing our children, let’s end it.”
“It’s beginning to unravel,” Paul declared, saying that several Democratic governors are starting to “back away” from mask mandates.
“But we need to push from here in Washington,” the Senator added.
“You know, cloth masks don’t work, the virus goes through the cloth mask and around the cloth mask. It’s a joke, it’s theater, and there’s no reason to be wearing them on the planes. we are just punishing ourselves. And I, for one, I’m tired of paying the airlines to be treated like crap when I get on the plane,” Paul urged.
“I want to be treated like a paying customer, and I want them to bring me at least a glass of water and peanuts, and I don’t want somebody jammering at me to put my mask on in between peanuts,” Paul continued, adding “I mean, for goodness’ sakes, I’m paying you money, treat me like a customer. So I’m tired of it.”
“Then they hide behind this federal law, saying, ‘Oh the federal law makes us do this,’” he emphasised, adding “Only because the airlines begged the federal government for the federal law so they could hide behind.”
“So let’s get rid of it. I’m gonna force a vote on it, we’ll see where the Democrats are, but I think the people are like me, fed up and tired of all these regulations and mandates,” Paul concluded.
“LET’S END IT”: @RandPaul says he plans to force a vote on ending the federal mask requirement for air travel.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) February 16, 2022
The Senator’s comments come as Fauci continues to push for masking to be upheld, stating Thursday that it would be too”risky” to let people, and even kids in schools take masks off.
“There’s no reason for me to change now,” Fauci proclaimed referring to his opinion on masks, adding “It is risky. It is risky. You may get away with it very well, it’s possible you’ll get away with it, but you do have a risk when you pull back if you have a certain dynamic of infection that you’ll have a rebound.”
“It’s understandable why people want to take masks off the kids. But, right now, given the level of activity that we have, it is risky.” pic.twitter.com/K3mLDna2UA
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 17, 2022