Do you love commercial flights? If so, is your preference mask-on or -off?
If Sen. Rand Paul gets his way, you might soon have the privilege of choice once again.
As you’re likely aware, the Transportation Security Administration has continued its mask mandate.
In February, the agency suggested a fine for folks failing to cover themselves at security checkpoints.
Recommended: $250 for first-timers.
Repeat offenders: up to $1,500.
But Rand reckons the requirement contains components of comedy.
In fact, on the 8th, he tweeted as follows:
“When the Senate returns to session, I will be introducing an immediate repeal of the mask mandate on planes. Enough! Time to stop this farce and let people travel in peace!”
When the Senate returns to session, I will be introducing an immediate repeal of the mask mandate on planes. Enough! Time to stop this farce and let people travel in peace!
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 8, 2021
The senator’s had a lot to say on COVID as of late:
'He told me it wasn't gain of function, but admitted it in these emails': Rand Paul says Fauci lied over US-funded research in Wuhan lab and demands he is fired https://t.co/vt0xaJcGrt
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 3, 2021
GOP senators call for HHS and NIH to hand over records on COVID-19 origins and Wuhan lab https://t.co/DleNLRPxx0
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 15, 2021
Don’t let the fearmongers win. New public England study of delta variant shows 44 deaths out of 53,822 (.08%) in unvaccinated group. Hmmm.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 29, 2021
The gov't doesn't decide who gets vaccinated. You do.
Do not submit to the fearmongers. https://t.co/NDCRUE3wCV
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 7, 2021
And now, he’s ready to see masks come off flying faces.
But the air up there isn’t the same as it used to be.
Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration was told to start using gender-neutral terms.
Words to avoid:
- manned aviation
More from the Daily Mail:
Giving a reason for the proposed change to ‘flight deck,’ [the FAA] claimed the term ‘cockpit’ has occasionally been used by male crew members to ‘exclude or undermine femme coworkers’.
‘Femme’ was originally used to describe a lesbian with feminine traits, but has since been updated to refer to ‘a queer person whose gender expression is considered to be feminine,’ according to NonBinaryWiki.
These days, the skies are more sensitive:
Nonbinary Flight Attendant Fights Dress Code via ACLU, Decries 'Constant Misgendering,' Exacerbating 'Depression' https://t.co/tcAqir5msL
— RedState (@RedState) June 8, 2021
In fact, not long ago, a family was kicked off a plane because their toddler wouldn’t keep covered:
Family Gets Booted From Plane For 2 Yr Old Not Wearing Mask While Eating, But There's a Satisfying Twist
— RedState (@RedState) April 6, 2021
See for yourself:
VIDEO: @SpiritAirlines staffer tells pregnant Mom that her young child needs to put on a mask despite eating or else police will be called.
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) April 5, 2021
If two-year-olds can’t even get a pass, how will you?
Rand Paul wants to figure that out.
And the guy’s on fire over the issue.
As reported by RedState’s Brandon Morse, he grilled Fauci on March 18th:
“You’re making a policy based on conjecture. … You’ve been vaccinated, and you parade around in two masks for show. You can’t get it again. There’s virtually 0% chance you’re gonna get it, and yet you’re telling people that have had the vaccine, who have immunity — you’re defying everything we know about immunity by telling people to wear masks who’ve been vaccinated. Instead, you should be saying, ‘There is no science to say we’re going to have a problem from the large number of people who’ve been vaccinated.’ You want to get rid of vaccine hesitancy? Tell them they can quit wearing masks after they get the vaccine. You want people to get the vaccine? Give them a reward instead of telling them that the nanny state’s going to be there for three more years, and you’ve got to wear a mask forever. People don’t want to hear it, and there’s no science behind it.”
.@RandPaul evicerates Dr. Fauci over the “theater” of requiring Americans already immune from Covid to continue wearing masks.
Fauci’s ultimate rebuttal: “I totally disagree with you” pic.twitter.com/Ea0utSRUAb
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 18, 2021
Will airlines’ requirement persist?
No one wants to live under the oppression of a “farce.”
If only Rand could effectively ban something else on a plane, that sounds very similar to that word — a malady which, unfortunately, often makes passengers desperately wish they had a mask.
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