It’s time to ditch the mask mandates.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) led a bipartisan push to end mask mandates on planes and public transportation this week. The result: a 57-40 vote, with eight Democrats voting in favor of the resolution.
“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,” Paul said in a statement following the vote, The Daily Caller reported.
“Since March 2020, unelected bureaucrats have incessantly declared that we should ‘follow the science,’” he said. “But the same bureaucrats continue to defy science by imposing an ineffective and restrictive mask mandate for individuals traveling on public transit and airplanes.”
Paul announced late last week that he would force the vote due to the Biden Administration using “fear mongering to stubbornly perpetuate its mandates” while the world learns to “live with COVID.”