The lawsuit (against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle P. Walensky in her official capacity as Director of the CDC, and Sherri A. Berger in her official capacity as Chief of Staff of the CDC) was filed to end the requirement of passengers wearing masks on commercial airplanes following the Biden administration having extended the requirement another 30 days, to April 18.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not have the legal authority to force people traveling on commercial airlines to wear masks,” Representative Thomas Massie said. “Congress never passed a law requiring masks on commercial flights. This lawsuit targets the faceless bureaucrats who are behind the CDC’s unscientific regulation so that this illegal mask mandate can be brought to a permanent end.”
The plaintiffs in the case say “the mask mandate is beyond the CDC’s statutory authority or is unconstitutional.” They’re also seeking an injunction against enforcing the illegal mandate.
The congressmen joining the lawsuit are: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA), Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH), Rep. Bob Good (R-VA), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV), Rep. Barry Moore (R-AL), Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC), Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL), Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT), and Rep. Chip Roy, (R-TX).
“It’s time to stop wearing masks on airplanes. It’s been 2 years. Enough is enough,” tweeted Marjorie Taylor Greene.