BREAKING: Judge Voids Biden’s Mask Mandate for Airplanes
President Biden’s national mask mandate covering airplanes and other public transportation was voided by a federal judge in Florida, the Associated Press reports.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently extended the mandate through May 3.
But U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, an appointee of former President Trump, in Tampa said the CDC failed to follow the proper rule-making and failed to justify the decision.
“The Court concludes that hte Mask Mandate exceeds the CDC’s statutory authority and violates the procedures required for agency rulemaking under the APA,” Mizelle wrote in her opinion. “Accordingly, the Court vacates the Mandate and remands it to the CDC.”
Sarah Pope, Ana Daza, and the Health Freedom Defense Fund sued the CDC and government officials in July.
National radio host Todd Starnes celebrated the ruling.
“Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty our airlines are free at last,” Starnes said.
“Somebody should warn Ilhan Omar that Christians may be breaking out in worship songs onboard American jetliners today,” Starnes added.
Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a Trump appointee, just voided down the national mask mandate. God bless Donald Trump!— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) April 18, 2022
Great to see a federal judge in Florida follow the law and reject the Biden transportation mask mandate. Both airline employees and passengers deserve to have this misery end.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 18, 2022
Breaking: Court shuts down Biden's harassing, anti-constitutional, abusive, and senseless mask mandate for air, rail and other travel.— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 18, 2022