GOP Senator: I ‘Disagree’ With DeSantis’ Ban on Local Mask Mandates

CNNSen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) distanced himself from one of his party’s biggest stars on Sunday, saying he disagrees with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to ban local mask mandates amid a dramatic surge of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.Despite Florida representing one in every five new COVID-19 cases in the country and the state’s ICUs and hospitals reaching capacity, DeSantis recently pushed Florida’s health and education departments to issue a rule barring school districts from implementing mask mandates. The executive order has already been met with multiple lawsuits, with parents noting that many children are currently too young to receive a coronavirus vaccine.With his own state of Louisiana currently facing record-high hospitalizations and cases, largely due to the state’s low vaccination rate, Cassidy was asked by CNN anchor Dana Bash if he felt it was the “right move” by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to issue a new mask mandate.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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