House Republicans on Friday introduced a bill to ban what they call the ”tyrannical” federal mask mandates.
“There is no scientific evidence for the continuation of mask mandates on public transportation,” Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., the bill’s sponsor, told Fox News in a statement. “Bottom line, mask mandates are old news, and are only being kept in place by those who relish controlling our day-to-day lives. The viral spread is collapsing and our normal lives are returning. It’s time for the CDC to follow the science and end the tyrannical COVID-19 restrictions once and for all.”
Biggs’ bill serves as the House companion to Sen. Rand Paul’s legislation introduced in the Senate two days ago, the ”Travel Mask Mandate Repeal Act of 2021,” which prohibits federal agencies from imposing ”any federal requirement related to COVID-19 that an individual wear a face mask when utilizing any conveyance … or transportation hub.”
“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,” Paul told Fox News. “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.”
He added: “In a free country, people will evaluate their personal risk factors and are smart enough to ultimately make medical decisions like wearing a mask themselves.”
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