As Covid-19 restrictions continue to wind down across the country, the Biden regime has resisted lifting the FAA mask mandate for planes and airports.
In late March, multiple Airline CEOs signed on to a letter urging Biden to end the restrictions that are difficult to enforce and have caused repeat issues on planes. The letter included the CEOs of American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, United Airlines, and Southwest.
Yesterday, the CDC extended the mask mandate on planes and airlines to May 3rd after it was set to expire today. The decision was made shortly after the CDC announced that it would open up the borders and end Title 42, which allowed migrants to be expelled without applying for asylum due to the pandemic.
Today, a judge vacated the CDC’s extension of the mask mandate after saying they did not properly justify their decision. She said the CDC ‘acted unlawfully’ by arbitrarily prolonging it and sent the order back to the CDC.
The New York Post Reports–
“A federal judge in Florida voided the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mask mandate for airports, planes, and other forms of travel Monday, saying the agency overstepped its authority.
US District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, an appointee of President Donald Trump, ruled that the CDC did not properly explain its decision last week to extend the mandate for another 15 days after it was originally set to expire Monday.
“Because ‘our system does not permit agencies to act unlawfully even in the pursuit of desirable ends,’ the court declares unlawful and vacates the mask mandate,” Mizelle wrote in her decision.
The judge sent the order back to the CDC “for further proceedings.”
The CDC announced last week that it was going to extend the mask mandate on public transportation until May 3, citing an uptick in coronavirus cases and claiming it needed more time to examine the BA.2 Omicron subvariant.”