Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) signaled that he’ll be forcing a vote on a bill in the upcoming days to scrap the mask requirement to ride on airplanes.
“President Biden signed an executive order on his first day in office that requires face coverings on all public transportation, including airports and airplanes,” according to The Hill. “The restriction, which has largely been enforced by flight attendants in the air, has been at the center of disturbances during flights as some passengers have refused to remain masked. Some of the altercations between passengers and flight staff have become unruly and even violent.”
Appearing on Saturday’s airing of Unfiltered with Dan Bongino, Sen. Paul stated as follows:
I have a bill that I’m going to force a vote on in the next two weeks on getting rid of the masks on airplanes.
It’s only theater. You can take them off for fifteen minutes and breathe air, which then is recirculated to everybody else. People wearing cloth masks, which don’t work. How many people are wearing N95 [masks]? Probably 75% of the people are wearing cloth because the other ones hurt.
… I think that ultimately the Democrats are going to wake up one day and say “Goodness, I think everyone hates us now because we’re the Nanny State.” And so, it’s happening and it’s happening in a big way, and some of the Democrats are finally waking up. The science isn’t changing but the polls sure are. Video Below
“It’s only theater”@RandPaul tells @dbongino that he is going to force a vote on a bill to get rid of masks on airplanes in the next two weeks pic.twitter.com/6fwZuiF2Zh
— Unfiltered with Dan Bongino (@UnfilteredOnFox) February 20, 2022