Texas sues Biden admin in bid to overturn public transit mask mandate
Why it matters: The suit, which is unlikely to succeed, is one of several that have attempted to challenge Biden's COVID mandates.
What they're saying: The complaint, brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation, alleges that the mask mandate exceeds the statutory authority granted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- "Biden's repeated disregard of the individual liberties of Texans is not only disrespectful to the U.S. Constitution, it is also troublesome that any president thinks they can act above the law while hardworking Americans standby," Paxton said in a statement Wednesday.
- "President Biden cannot continue governing through executive edicts."
- The CDC and the Human Health and Services Department did not immediately return a request for comment.