During a press conference earlier this week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Sunshine State will join 20 other states in suing the Biden Administration over airplane mask mandates.
“If politicians and celebrities can attend the Super Bowl unmasked, every U.S. citizen should have the right to fly unmasked,” DeSantis said in a statement. “It is well past time to get rid of this unnecessary mandate and get back to normal life.”
“It’s not something grounded in any science,” DeSantis added. “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 says the rule is a “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.”
Watch the announcement below:
Gov. DeSantis announces a lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s continuation of the transportation mask mandate. https://t.co/tiu5F1NaGA
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 29, 2022