Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who this week introduced a measure to repeal the federal mask mandate requiring masks to be worn on modes of public transportation, mocked Texas Democrats who smiled maskless aboard a plane as they fled the state to avoid their duties to consider election integrity measures.
“Didn’t realize Texas Dems supported my repeal of the mask mandates!” Paul exclaimed, referencing the infamous picture of Texas state lawmakers flashing peace signs and smiling gleefully as they sat aboard a plane without masks:
Didn’t realize Texas Dems supported my repeal of the mask mandates! pic.twitter.com/HbqwFgl0Dh
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 16, 2021
This week, Paul introduced the Travel Mask Mandate Repeal Act of 2021, which would prevent federal agencies from imposing mask requirements on modes of public transportation.
It reads in part:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal agency shall impose any Federal