Don’t mess with Texas!
Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the state’s 22nd lawsuit against the Biden administration.
“Masks on planes are not only silly, but illegal too,” the attorney general said. It’s time to “strike down” the requirement, he added. Take a look:
Just filed my 22nd suit against Biden, this time regarding anti-science, virtue-signaling masks on airlines & airports. Masks on planes are not only silly, but illegal too. Proud to join @TPPF, @robhenneke, @Bethvanduyne in restraining Dems’ lawless gov’t. End the mask mandates!
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) February 16, 2022
This time Texas is fighting back against the “illegal” mask mandate for airports and airlines.
“Biden’s repeated disregard of the individual liberties of Texans is not only disrespectful to the U.S. Constitution, it is also troublesome that any president thinks they can act above the law while hardworking Americans standby,” Paxton said in a statement.
“President Biden cannot continue governing through executive edicts. Now is the time to strike down his administration’s air-travel mask mandate. I’m proud to stand alongside my friend Congresswoman Van Duyne and her counsel at TPPF to protect Texans’ liberty and the rule of law,” he added.
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) February 17, 2022
Sued the CDC today. Masks on planes are unnecessary. Thanks to @TPPF for helping make this happen so we can continue the fight to end mandates and bureaucratic control of American lives!
— Beth Van Duyne (@Bethvanduyne) February 16, 2022
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Van Duyne also took to social media to announce her case against the airport mandate.
“Sued the CDC today. Masks on planes are unnecessary. Thanks to @TPPF for helping make this happen so we can continue the fight to end mandates and bureaucratic control of American lives!” she wrote.
“The complaint argues that Congress has never given the CDC authority ‘to make or enforce regulations that amount to a blanket preventative measure against people that may or may not carry infectious disease.’ The CDC exercising such authority violates the separation of powers and constitutes an abuse of power,” according to a statement from the TPPF.
“The CDC is relying on specific and narrowly tailored provisions in the law to exercise enormously broad powers Congress has not granted the agency,” Matt Miller, senior attorney with TPPF, said in the statement.
“If someone were to be known to have COVID-19, the agency could then take steps to prevent that person from spreading the disease to others. But the CDC has no authority to make rules that limit the freedom of millions of travelers without any evidence in the hopes it may have some preventative effect,” he added.
“With their constantly changing science, fluctuating recommendations and oppressive need to control all aspects of society, the CDC has caused our country untold damage,” Van Duyne added. “It is time for all mandates to be lifted, including those affecting airline passengers.”