By Breitbart. President Joe Biden criticized the governors of Mississippi and Texas Wednesday for lifting their statewide mask mandates, describing it as “neanderthal thinking.”
“I think it’s a big mistake,” Biden told reporters at the White House.
Biden expressed his feelings on masks during an Oval Office meeting with Congressional Democrats on efforts to cure cancer.
“The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it,” Biden said.
He again demanded that Americans and political officials “follow the science” on masks. (Read more from “Joe Biden Has Meltdown Over States Lifting Mask Mandates” HERE)
Sources: Alabama To Join Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Others in Eliminating Mask Mandates This Week
By Breitbart. Alabama will become one of the next states to eliminate a government-imposed mandate that requires people wear masks in public, sources close to the matter told Breitbart News.
A source familiar with state deliberations confirmed that as soon as Friday but definitely in the coming days. Alabama will join several other states nationwide in removing its mandate requiring masks in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
GOP Gov. Kay Ivey’s office has not yet confirmed what sources familiar with the state’s planning and deliberations are, but a spokeswoman for Ivey told Breitbart News she was never a fan of mandates to begin with—a sign of the coming move.
“All along, Governor Ivey has made clear that she prefers personal responsibility to government mandates. We are optimistic that our state is heading in the right direction, and we still have some work to be done. Governor Ivey will provide an update to the people of Alabama soon,” an Ivey spokeswoman said.
The governor’s spokeswoman would not deny that she intends to lift the mask mandate on Friday, when the order is set to expire–but would not confirm the news either. (Read more from “Sources: Alabama To Join Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Others in Eliminating Mask Mandates This Week” HERE)