Biden sued over mask mandate for travelers – RT World News

Lawsuits requiring masks on planes, trains and buses overstep legal authority

Forcing Americans to wear masks while traveling goes beyond what U.S. health officials are legally authorized to do, a new lawsuit from Texas argued Wednesday, demanding an end to the mandate that has been in place for more than a year. now.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Van Duyne (R-Texas) filed the lawsuit in federal court Wednesday, joined by the nonprofit Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) and state Attorney General Ken Paxton. The US government has been named as a defendant, along with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and their leaders.

“It is time for all warrants to be lifted, including those affecting airline passengers,” Van Duyne said, accusing the CDC of causing “incalculable damage” in the United States with his “A constantly changing science, fluctuating recommendations and an oppressive need to control all aspects of society.”

The lawsuit argues that the CDC’s mask mandates are an abuse of power and violate constitutional authority — the same reasoning used to successfully challenge the agency’s May 2021 eviction moratorium and vaccination mandates for cruise lines in July.

“The CDC relies on specific and narrowly tailored provisions of the law to exercise sweepingly broad powers that Congress has not granted to the agency,” said TPPF lead attorney Matt Miller. The organisation’s general counsel, Robert Henneke, also denounced the “tyranny” of the Biden administration on behalf of Covid-19.

Announcing that he has joined the lawsuit, AG Paxton describe the mandate of the mask as “anti-science, signal of virtue” and called him “not only stupid, but illegal too.”

In his first-ever executive order, President Joe Biden mandated the wearing of face masks on federal property and announced a “100 Day Masking Challenge.” It was 392 days ago. The requirement for travelers on planes, trains, buses and other public transport to wear face coverings came into effect on February 1, 2021 and has since been extended three times. It is currently due to expire in March, unless renewed.

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