Florida attorney general demands end to public transportation mask mandates

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and at least 20 other states have filed a complaint against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, demanding an end to public transportation mask mandates.


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The complaint, filed in a United States District Court, argues that the CDC’s mask mandate exceeds the agency’s authority.

In a statement announcing the filing of the complaint, Moody said that with states around the country beginning to lift indoor mask requirements, the CDC’s rule doesn’t make sense.

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“It’s long past time to alleviate some of the pressure on travelers and those working in the travel industry by immediately ending Biden’s unlawful public transportation mandates”, Moody said.

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Florida, which has imposed laws banning forced masking, “seeks the eradication of the unlawful mask mandate and a permanent injunction against enforcement.”

A copy of the full complaint can be found here.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.