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Sick of wearing a mask on a plane? Gov. DeSantis weighs in

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FILE – In this May 24, 2020, file photo, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant prepares a plane bound for Orlando, Fla. for takeoff Sunday, at Kansas City International airport in Kansas City, Mo. Federal officials are extending into January a requirement that people on airline flights and public transportation wear face masks to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Transportation Security Administration’s current order was scheduled to expire Sept. 13. An agency spokesman said Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, that the mandate will be extended until Jan. 18. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Gov. Ron DeSantis has filed a lawsuit against the federal government for it’s continuation of the mask mandate on public transportation. 

The suit was filed on Tuesday in Tallahassee.

During a press conference, DeSantis pointed out that it is well past the point of the mask mandates especially since it is not universal: 

If politicians and celebrities can attend the Super Bowl unmasked, every U.S. citizen should have the right to fly unmasked,” DeSantis, R-Fla, said in a statement. “It is well past time to get rid of this unnecessary mandate and get back to normal life.”

DeSantis also questioned the science of wearing face masks while traveling:

“It’s not something grounded in any science,” DeSantis said. “If you have somebody sitting in the window seat, and they’re nibbling on peanuts for 2 ½ hours, they have their mask down.”

The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. It asks the judge to end enforcement of the rule and to ultimately overturn it.