Across the United States, mask mandates are disappearing. Many businesses are no longer requiring individuals to wear face coverings as a condition for entry.
Also, state and local governments have chosen to roll back their mask requirements. This is even happening in communities with Democrat leaders. Although, the rolling back of mask mandates by Democrats come after many of these leaders have landed in trouble for not following the mandates they themselves put in place.
However, despite the elimination of mask mandates across the United States, the federal government has yet to pull the mask mandate for air travel. As documented by Life Site News, the decision to uphold this mandate has Biden facing bipartisan backlash.
A Deeper Dive into the Backlash Against Biden
Earlier this week, all 50 Senate Republicans, along with seven Senate Democrats, censured the president for keeping mask mandates in place for air travelers. The Tuesday resolution was followed by some very straightforward remarks from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).
Sen. Paul declared that it’s time for unelected bureaucrats to stop forcing face masks on travelers. Paul then expressed that ongoing mask mandates for travelers are “nanny state requirements” with no place in the United States.
Two of the Senate Democrats to cross party lines and vote with GOP lawmakers were Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).
As of late, Manchin and Sinema have been outspoken about various agendas pushed by Biden, such as the failed Build Back Better Act and the unsuccessful attempt to trash the Senate filibuster.
The Transportation Security Administration on Ongoing Air Travel Mask Mandate
America’s rolling back of mask mandates across the country has increased pressure on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to scrap the requirement of face coverings during air travel. However, the CDC’s refusal to do this has played a role in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) decision to extend this mandate.
According to the TSA, the agency is in talks with the government to implement new guidelines. Additional remarks from TSA note that COVID data and science will play huge roles in how these guidelines are crafted.
Thus far, the air travel mask mandate’s set expiration date is April 18. If past outcomes are any indication, Americans shouldn’t be shocked if the federal government extends this requirement yet again.