Judge Blocks Biden’s Transportation Mask Mandate

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle ruled to block the Biden administration’s federal mask mandate for public transportation that was extended last week.

The extension by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was set to extend to May 3.

The decision will reverse the mandate that forced travelers on airplanes and other means of public transportation, such as trains, to wear masks.

Mizelle based her decision on that “… the mandate was unlawful because it exceeded the statutory authority of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and because its implementation violated administrative law.”

Mizelle wrote, “Wearing a mask cleans nothing. At most, it traps virus droplets. But it neither ‘sanitizes’ the person wearing the mask nor ‘sanitizes’ the conveyance.”

The decision was posted on Twitter.

The decision by Mizelle was cheered by many on social media including Republican elected officials.

The extension of the mask mandate was based on a new variant.

The judge was correct and Biden’s team was wrong to extend the mask mandate.