Ron DeSantis Announces Lawsuit Against Federal Mask Mandate: Not ‘Grounded in Any Science’

by Hannah Bleau

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) announced on Tuesday a lawsuit over the Biden administration’s extended mask mandate on planes and transportation hubs, noting that the rule is not grounded in science.

“The state of Florida joined by 20 other states has filed an action against the Biden administration and multiple parties within to challenge the mandatory mask mandate within transportation hubs and on airplanes,” Moody announced alongside the governor.

“This rule, this order is completely outside the bounds of the scope of federal power as we have argued successfully in numerous other cases, the CDC and the federal government and the Biden administration never had the power to issue this order originally,” she continued, noting that many do not realize that this “unlawful order” carries “not just civil penalties, but criminal penalties” as well.

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