Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Mask Mandates
Texas filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over its federal mask mandate on airplanes and airports.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) issued a joint statement alongside the Texas Public Policy Foundation and its head legal counsel Rob Henneke and Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R).
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mandate was unlawfully issued. It was not authorized by Congress, and the CDC did not put the mandate up for notice and comment, which is ordinarily required for regulations like this,” the statement read.
“Yet a person’s failure to comply with the Administration’s mask mandate carries criminal penalties.”
“Biden’s repeated disregard of the individual liberties of Texans is not only disrespectful to the U.S. Constitution, it is also troublesome that any president thinks they can act above the law while hardworking Americans standby,” Paxton said in a statement.
“President Biden cannot continue governing through executive edicts. Now is the time to strike down his administration’s air-travel mask mandate. I’m proud to stand alongside my friend Congresswoman Van Duyne and her counsel at TPPF to protect Texans’ liberty and the rule of law.”
The federal mandate currently requires masks until at least March 18.