Tom Pennington / Getty Images; Vasha Hunt / APRepublican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas, left, and Republican Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama, right, discussed their plans to move on from COVID-19 restrictions. (Tom Pennington / Getty Images; Vasha Hunt / AP)
Two Republican governors have made it clear that they want their states to move past the era of coronavirus mandates.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey told Fox News this week that they do not feel the need for pandemic-related restrictions in their states any longer.
“One of the frustrations of the American people over this past year has been the constantly changing goal post. Certainly, this is a novel virus and guidance has evolved as we have learned more, but that is just it: we have learned more,” Ivey said.
“We have been at this for more than a year now, and we have simply