(TargetLiberty.org) – On February 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxed its masking recommendations to adjust for areas of risk. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) now says he will force a vote on legislation to eliminate masking mandates for travelers, claiming the practice is ineffective. In July 2021, Paul introduced the Travel Mask Mandate Repeal Act of 2021 to stop forced masking on public transportation, and he says it’s time to make it a law.
The Kentucky legislator stated the time for the “nanny state requirement” is over, and it’s time to learn to live with the coronavirus and get back to normal.
— FreedomWorks (@FreedomWorks) March 2, 2022
Although Paul is not opposed to people wearing face coverings if they so choose, he wants Americans to have the right to decide whether or not to mask up. He insists the government uses “fear-mongering” tactics to keep the masses in line, and it has to stop.
Several Republicans backed the lawmakers’ original bill, including Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Mike Braun (R-IN). Considering case levels from the Omicron variant spread are reportedly decreasing, there may be more support for the bill. If it passes, US citizens will be able to use their own decision-making process to determine for themselves how to stay safe.
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