Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Texas Congresswoman Beth Van Dunye have filed suit to overturn a federal mask mandate for planes and other modes of public transportation. Attorney General Paxton tweeted that “The Biden Administration doesn’t have the authority to mandate masks on airplanes. People should be free to make their own decisions about whether or not they want to wear a mask.”
In an interview with Newsmax, Congresswoman Van Dunye stated “the CDC is so far out of its authority with this mandate.” Van Dunye went on to say that “they’re forcing the airlines and the flight attendants to act like mask police.” Recently, planes will remove you for wearing the wrong mask–this man was kicked off for wearing a “Let’s Go Brandon” mask.
Court documents show that the plaintiffs in the suit are Beth Van Duyne and the State of Texas with the defendants being the CDC, Rochelle Walensky (Director of the CDC), Sherri Berger (Chief of Staff for the CDC), the US Department of Health and Human Services, and Xavier Becerra (Secretary of the Department of HHS). The same document states that “the plaintiffs challenge the constitutionality and statutory authority of the Defendants’ mandate for people to wear masks while on commercial airlines, conveyances, and at transportation hubs.”
Paxton and Van Duyne are not the only elected officials voicing their opposition to mask and vaccine mandates. Senator Rand Paul, who has made headlines with his vocal opposition with Fauci, has stated that he wants to force a vote on legislation to end mask mandates on airlines. Paul has stated that he is “tired of being treated like crap.”
Congressman Chip Roy and Senator Ted Cruz have threatened to shut down the government if funding for these tyrannical mandates does not stop. Hopefully, more elected officials will join in the fight against the Biden Administration’s mandates.