Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he, along with 20 other states, is suing the Biden administration over its mask mandated for public transportation. The complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida asks a judge to block the rule’s enforcement and finally overturn it.
Fox News reports:
If politicians and celebrities can attend the Super Bowl unmasked, every U.S. citizen should have the right to fly unmasked,” DeSantis, R-Fla, said in a statement. “It is well past time to get rid of this unnecessary mandate and get back to normal life.”
The federal law enacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to the COVID-19 pandemic applies to airplanes, airports and other means of public transportation.
“It’s not something grounded in any science,” DeSantis said. “If you have somebody sitting in the window seat, and they’re nibbling on peanuts for 2 ½ hours, they have their mask down.”
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody slammed the rule as an unlawful “power grab.”
“This order is completely outside the bounds of the scope of federal power,” she said. “President Biden’s shortsighted, heavy-handed and unlawful travel policies are frustrating travelers and causing chaos on public transportation.”