Rand Paul Will Push to Repeal Airplane Mask Mandate


By Hannah Claire Brimelow

Senator Rand Paul plans to introduce legislation that would repeal the airplane mask mandate when the Senate reconvenes.

“Time to stop this farce and let people travel in peace!” the Republican senator from Kentucky tweeted yesterday.

Nearly six months ago, President Biden signed an executive order mandating “people wear face masks in airports and on planes, as well as on ships, buses and other forms of public transportation, on his first full day in office, Jan. 21,” reports The Washington Times.

The Transport and Security Administration (TSA) extended the requirement through September 13. Originally, it was set to expire on May 11.

Paul, who graduated from Duke Medical School in 1988, has encouraged individual responsibility throughout the pandemic.

“In a free country, you would think people would honor the idea that each individual would get to make the medical decision, that it wouldn’t be a big brother coming to tell me what I have to do,” Paul said in May 2021 regarding the possibility of mandated vaccinations.

He clashed with Dr. Anthony Fauci in March “over whether people should wear masks if they have recovered from coronavirus or been vaccinated against it,” Breitbart reported. “Paul has also expressed his concerns over Fauci’s potential involvement with gain of function research in the Wuhan lab.”

In recent weeks, vaccine rates have steadily declined. The White House announced a doo-to-door vaccination push earlier this week which was sharply denounced Republican figures online.

White House Press Secretary Jen walked back the statement the following day and clarified no federal agents would show up at private citizens’ homes and mandate they be vaccinated.

The debate on ending mask mandates had become chronic in Congress.

From The Washington Examiner: “Last month, during a markup of rail and safety legislation in the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, a measure introduced by Sen. Rick Scott, a Florida Republican, would have ended the mandate. But the provision, which committee members voted on along party lines, failed.”

Rand Paul was the first senator to be diagnose with COVID-19, contracting the virus in March of 2020.

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16 responses to “Rand Paul Will Push to Repeal Airplane Mask Mandate”

  1. omegahunter9 says:

    Rand needs to keep this up. Push back against authoritarianism.

  2. sonic133 says:

    The continuation of masks on public transportation is not based on anything other than the elite’s not wanting to give up the power. After working in a medical field for 35 years, I know the use and efficacy of masks. I have worn them during procedures for a few hours, but to wear them during a 7 1/2 hour cross country flight including layovers in airports where masks are still required as well is unfathomable. I won’t fly till this mandate has been dropped. Hit them hard, Rand. Really hard!

  3. Walldoc77 says:

    I would imagine pretty soon the majority of america is going to let their voices be heard…. in the form of a giant middle finger and it’ll be called the EFF off movement.

  4. Wolv256 says:

    18 months too late, brah

  5. MadManTV says:

    Americans made a great mistake by not electing Ron Paul in 08 and 12. We literally wouldn’t be facing this Marxist/communist takeover right now if we never had Obama. Anyhow Americans need to not make the same mistake again. I know Trump is entertaining but he fizzled out while in office. I was impressed with his rhetoric in 16 but it didn’t hold up. Americans need to see that Rand Paul like his father is what this country needs.

  6. ShockaZulu1 says:

    Doo to door

  7. Skookum says:

    That’s nice and all but we kind of have more urgent needs at the moment.

  8. cutter says:

    Smart guy. Principled and honest. But he’s better at getting his name in the headlines than at actually getting anything done.

  9. PseudoSwede says:

    I like that guy

    • PseudoSwede says:

      One of the few members of Congress whose earnest representation of his constituents I would genuinely consider moving in order to get. Sad that this is such a rarity in this Constitutional Republic these days.

    • Scootouchard says:

      I did until he voted to certify Biden.

      • User says:

        100% agree. We need fighters. Not people who just submit. His words are nothing without action. Don’t get me wrong. Love what he says, but when he voted to certify a coup he lost me.

  10. MJ_Aruffo says:

    Love this guy and his common sense politics.