Tea Party Patriots Action Applauds Judicial Ruling Overturning Federal Mask Mandate for Public Transportation


Atlanta, GA – Today, a federal judge in Florida voided the national mask mandate covering airplanes and other public transportation as exceeding the authority of U.S. health officials. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement:

“Judge Mizelle’s ruling is a long awaited and welcome victory for freedom. The federal public transportation mask mandate was heavy-handed, intrusive government at its worst – imposed by politicians and bureaucrats whose only interest was maniacal control of the American people. It was never based on science, it only spread fear among the traveling public, and it was never in the best interest of our country. We give special credit to the airline CEOs who testified before Congress that the mask mandate was unnecessary and then wrote a letter last month urging the administration to lift it, and we call on them to immediately observe the judge’s ruling and return permanently to mask free travel. Likewise we call on Uber and Lyft to do the same, so their passengers can return to the pre-Covid experience – and all its benefits – they once enjoyed.”