[Ed. – You realize this wouldn’t even stop with merely checking yes or no, as to whether a state has a mask mandate. It would be more elaborate, setting standards a state would have to meet to have a qualifying mask mandate. These people are incorrigible. And they suggest Trump is an authoritarian.]
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called on the Senate on Thursday to support an amendment to the next coronavirus relief bill that would bar states that do not implement mask mandates from receiving stimulus funding.
In a statement from the senator’s office, Feinstein announced her intention to introduce the amendment and stated that it was time for Congress to step in and force states to implement such mandates to stop the virus from spreading. …
Feinstein’s statement comes as some governors including Georgia’s Brian Kemp (R) and South Dakota’s Kristi Noem (R) have resisted implementing mask mandates, while Kemp has also taken steps to punish or block local officials who implement such mandates.