Feinstein Threatens to Block Coronavirus Relief to States That Don’t Mandate Masks

Feinstein Threatens to Block Coronavirus Relief to States That Don’t Mandate Masks

by Def Con News – 7/16/2020

Liberals were against masks before they were for them. Now they’re on a power trip to force everyone to wear masks despite there being zero evidence they do anything to stop the transition of the coronavirus. Congress is working on another coronavirus relief packag, and, if Dianne Feinstein has her way, any states that don’t mandate mask wearing will be cut out. In other words, if you live in a state that respects your rights, the California democrat thinks you don’t deserve any money. 

 

 Fox News:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said states that refuse to mandate face masks should be cut off from federal funds because they are putting the public health of Americans at risk.

Feinstein said she’ll offer an amendment to upcoming Senate coronavirus relief legislation to block money to states that have resisted a mask mandate.

            

Wearing masks in public should be mandatory. Period,” said Feinstein. The situation is getting worse daily. Several states, including California, Alabama and Montana already require masks in public. This should be universal,” Feinstein continued. “My hope has been that other governors would show the leadership to institute their own mask mandates, but so far that hasn’t happened. It’s time for Congress to step in. This is a matter of life or death, and partisan politics shouldn’t play a role.” 

Is she talking about that partisan politics that has democrats trying to force people to wear masks for no apparent reason? Yeah, she’s right. There’s no place for that.

 

Democrats fancy themselves the “party of science”, and yet Feinstein recently made these statements: 

She started with, “Research shows that masks reduce transmission of the coronavirus.”

And then:

In the last two weeks, 41 states saw an increase in coronavirus cases, with a total of 3.5 million infected nationwide. California, Florida and New York each topped 300,000 cases, and Texas will soon follow. We’ve seen 60,000 new cases in five of the last six days. We’re failing to control this virus and it’s time for serious action,” said Feinstein.

California, New York, and Texas all mandate mask wearing. If wearing masks worked to stop the spread of the coronavirus, why are cases spiking in these mask-wearing states?

Mask mandates are in 28 states and D.C. If this was effective, only 22 states would be seeing a rise in COIVID-19 cases instead of the 41 cited by Feinstein.

In fact, check out this fun mask-wearing map from The New York Times: 

 

  Margot Sanger-Katz 

 

  We have published an extremely detailed map of where people are wearing masks in the United 

  States. 

 

The darker the pink, the more people wear masks. Those dark pink spots also correspond with coronavirus hotspots.  Curious.

With all the other coronavirus packages, democrats have found some kind of ridiculous reason to hold it up, denying much-needed relief to the American people to play politics. Here Feinstein is trying to keep money from suffering people so she can impose her will on them. Somehow this is worse than when Pelosi delayed relief to fund abortions and bankroll socialism.

While mask-wearing has no effect on the spread of the coronavirus, mass gatherings are super-spreader situations. How about Congress denies relief to cities and states that allow violent protests and race riots, which is why there is a spike in case right now? 

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