Senator Ron Johnson Issues Statement On New Mask Mandate

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) released the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new mask mandate:

Do masks even work? Do they do more harm than good — particularly to children who have a low risk of serious disease or death from Covid? Remember, the initial goal of public policy was to flatten the curve so we wouldn’t overwhelm hospitals. At some point, federal agencies moved the goal posts. The initial goal was achievable. I’m not even sure what the new goal is. Time to let Americans, not federal agencies, make decisions for themselves and their children. Time to reclaim liberty and end this state of fear.