GOP Governors Already Standing Up to Biden on Mask Mandates

GOP Governors Already Standing Up to Biden on Mask Mandates


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Although former Vice President Joe Biden hasn’t officially won the presidential election, he’s started laying the groundwork for mask mandates in every state, with some Republican governors pushing back.

Biden has hit roadblocks with 16 of the nation’s Republican governors, including Kristi Noem of South Dakota, Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma and Pete Ricketts of Nebraska, Politico reported Friday.

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According to the outlet, these governors “say mask wearing should remain a personal choice, not a legal obligation — despite recommendations from health officials and updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control stressing that masks protect the wearer, not just people nearby, from infection.”

Noem spokesperson Ian Fury told Politico that the governor

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