Tea Party Patriots Action Slams Biden Administration Decision to Extend Federal Public Transportation Mask Requirement


Atlanta, GA – Today, the Biden Administration is extending requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains, ride share vehicles, and in transit hubs, according to media reports. The decision extends by two weeks the current mandates that were set to expire April 18.  

In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement:

“The CDC’s latest decision is wrong. Just days ago, the CDC declared it would lift Title 42 – the Trump-era policy allowing the quick expulsion of migrants at the southern border because of the pandemic — because it was no longer needed.  Now, it’s extending the federal mask mandate on planes, trains, ride share vehicles, and in transit hubs that never should have been required in the first place.  So, according to the CDC, the pandemic is over for illegal aliens but it’s not over for working Americans.  Meanwhile, a Covid-positive Nancy Pelosi kissed President Biden at a party last week, so we’re reminded how rigorous the DC elites enforce these rules among themselves.  ‘Covid mandates for thee, but not for me.’  Once again, the CDC’s decision-making is based not on science, but on political science. It’s time for the House to join the Senate in passing legislation repealing this horrendous mandate.”