Misouri’s Attorney General Eric Schmitt is fresh off his victory in the St. Louis County Circuit Court, where the court upheld his lawsuit against St. Louis County’s Executive Council mask mandates, as well as the preliminary injunction preventing the county from enforcing said mandates. St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page issued motions to have the lawsuit dismissed, to dissolve the preliminary injunction, and to stay discovery. All of these motions were denied.
“The people of St. Louis County scored another win as the Court denied the County’s motions to dismiss our case and dissolve the Preliminary Injunction, which remains in place,” said Attorney General Schmitt. “There is no mask mandate in St. Louis County, and I will continue to lead this important fight on behalf of the people of Missouri.”
They want forced masking for everyone else, including kids but not for them. After all, they claim to know better.
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) September 17, 2021
As well as for the people of America. When asked why Schmitt chose this hill, he replied:
“This is a much larger issue of individual liberty, and how much power are we going to cede to government,” Schmitt said.
Schmitt stated that our Founders were very clear about the type of governance they wanted America to have, and this current push for mask and vaccine mandates is not it.
“This is about power and control, pure and simple,” he said.
As our RedState Deputy Managing Editor Susie Moore (a Missouri native) reported, Schmitt is battling the mask mandates in the state of Missouri one lawsuit at a time. On August 24, Schmitt filed a class action lawsuit against Missouri school districts forcing mask mandates on schoolchildren and teachers. On September 21, Schmitt also filed an amicus brief in support of Rae’s Café (now Rae’s Private Club) in their lawsuit against Jackson County’s COVID restrictions, and for the county violating the owner’s due process rights.
Schmitt is looking to remove these mandates from the state completely, and was particularly critical of the mandates concerning children.
“This is overreach, trying to tell people how to live their lives. They [school districts] are making this stuff up as they go along. Infringing on freedom and individual liberty with information not based on facts or science. Parents should have the right to decide what is best for their kids, not the government.”
This chart doesn’t comport with the narrative and it doesn’t get clicks or sell airtime on the nightly news.
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) September 20, 2021
Schmitt also has the vaccine mandate that President Joe Biden threatened to impose on companies who employ 100 or more people in his crosshairs.
“The people have had enough. America has been the freest country, but we have to ask ourselves, ‘What do we want to become?’ Are we going to become a biomedical security state? We have to be on our guard here.”
Schmitt is not tired of fighting or winning, and as one of five candidates hoping to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Roy Blunt, Schmitt is unafraid of his association with former President Donald J. Trump. Schmitt, along with the Texas Attorney General’s office, fought to have the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)—the “Remain in Mexico” policy reinstated.
“I’m proud of being the America First candidate, and I’m proud to be leading the charge nationally. I am working to hold on to this great country, and ensure that we protect liberty and freedom. People want their country back.”
When asked if he was splitting the baby by waging the fight against these mandates on the state level, while also running for Senate, Schmitt disagreed.
“I worked with Trump to fight for energy independence and a successful economy. I’ve fought for border security. All of these are big issues that are going to roll through the Senate, and we need a fighter to continue upholding these issues.”
When asked how he saw himself stacking up against his fellow candidates, Schmitt was confident:
“Voters know me as a proven, lifelong Constitutional conservative who will fight for them. We need more fighters in D.C. who will stand up for regular folks and their individuals rights. I’ve been the one candidate doing this for the people of Missouri and taking action.”
“Actions speak louder than words.”