Texas Sues U.S. Over Airport Mask Mandate

Texas is challenging the federal airport mask mandate. 

The state’s attorney general, Ken Paxton, and Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R., Texas) on Wednesday sued the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alleging the agency exceeded its authority in requiring face masks in airports and on planes.

“President Biden cannot continue governing through executive edicts,” Mr. Paxton, a Republican, said in a statement. “Now is the time to strike down his administration’s air-travel mask mandate.”

Mr. Paxton, who has sued the Biden administration over other Covid-19 protocols, cited the individual liberties of Texans. Ms. Van Duyne, whose district includes the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, said the mandate violated her constitutional rights. 

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