Democrats think they can ignore the law whenever it serves their purpose.
They think they need to have control over every regulation.
Joe Biden’s top VP pick got hit with a massive lawsuit that could take her down.
The debate over masks has split Americans, many of whom want to force others to wear masks in public.
The CDC recommends that the public wear cloth coverings over the face and stay six feet apart to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
There is limited data on how effective homemade masks are and health authorities even claimed that masks were not effective at the beginning of the pandemic.
Joe Biden has said he would try and make masks mandatory around the country if he were president.
“The one thing we do know is these masks make a gigantic difference. I would insist that everybody out in public be wearing that mask. Anyone to reopen would have to make sure that they walked into a business that had masks,” Biden told CNN.
Biden ignored the fact that, legally speaking, deciding on mask regulations should be in the hands of the state governors.
One of the top contenders to be his vice president, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, might have been hoping to win some points with Biden by ignoring Georgia’s governor.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order that prohibited local governments from requiring their residents to wear masks.
“It’s my belief that the city of Atlanta still has the appropriate standing to mandate masks, especially as it relates to buildings and places that we own and operate,” said Bottoms, defying the governor’s order.
“I love to quote Audre Lorde,” said Bottoms, in reference to the 20th-century feminist. “She says, ‘I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.’ I am not afraid of the city being sued and I will put our policies up against anyone’s, any day of the week.”
All of Bottoms’ bravado didn’t stop Kemp and his Attorney General Chris Carr from filing a lawsuit against the Atlanta mayor on Thursday afternoon for her mask mandate.
Kemp announced the lawsuit saying, “Just like sending in the [Georgia National Guard] to protect those living in our capital city from crime and violence, I refuse to sit back and watch as disastrous policies threaten the lives and livelihoods of our citizens.”
The Republican governor is still strongly encouraging people to wear masks.
Instead of forcing the people with heavy-handed regulations that will strangle small businesses, the governor is treating the people of Georgia like adults who can make their own decisions based on their personal circumstances and risk factors.
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