Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) joined a group of Republican senators in calling on the Biden administration to end the mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals that is currently in place for airplanes and public transportation.
The group introduced a resolution that would recommend the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stop the regulations.
“Joe Biden has lectured Americans to ‘follow the science.’ It’s clear that this rhetoric was just another way for the radical left and big government to control Americans. Experts have been clear for months — if you are vaccinated you do not need to wear a mask. It’s time we end these absurd political charades and start following the science,” Blackburn argued in a statement.
The group highlighted the fact that more than 150 million Americans have received the coronavirus vaccine.
“It’s long past time for President Biden and the CDC to follow the science and end this mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals. Americans should be able to travel to celebrate Independence Day with their friends and loved ones without having to follow an outdated and unnecessary mandate,” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) added.
Further, coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have plummeted across the country.
“Vaccination rates in the U.S. have helped end this pandemic and return our lives to normal. Requiring vaccinated passengers on trains and airplanes to continue wearing masks doesn’t follow the science, and the CDC and TSA should update their guidance to reflect their own findings and help us safely return travel to normal,” Senator Moran (R-KS) continued.
The Biden administration has been hesitant to relax government regulations and restrictions, even as the pandemic improves. For example, the administration was reluctant to allow children across the country to return to in-person learning.
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