Americans around the country have shown a growing resistance to mask mandates, and now yet another Democratic Governor is reversing their states’ mandate.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul is expected to announce she will allow the state’s mask mandate for businesses to expire Thursday, the latest Democratic governor to throw in the towel.
New York joins other blue states such as California, Connecticut, Delaware and New Jersey have ended their mandates.
However, she is expected to leave mandates in place for schools.
Rep. Elise Stefanik, A New York Republican, blasted Hochul after the news broke.
“My office is answering calls from constituents – specifically, parents who are informing us that their kids are being kept from entering schools unless they are wearing masks,” Stefanik said. “Kathy Hochul and her Far-Left Department of Education are lying to Superintendents causing unnecessary confusion. There is no stay on this court ruling. Kathy Hochul’s authoritarian mandate was deemed illegal by the NY Supreme Court. Masks are not mandatory for students, period. Yet Kathy Hochul is still trying to force young children to wear a mask in school, shamefully disregarding the rule of law. Any parent or student that is told they cannot attend school in the North Country if they do not wear a mask due to the illegal mandate, please contact my office. As a senior member of the House Education and Labor Committee, I will hold the New York State Department of Education accountable.”