The Supreme Court said no to an emergency request to end the TSA’s mask mandate for air travel on Tuesday, a result that belies the accusations of right-wing bias from the left.
The case was filed by Florida father Michael Seklecki and his 4-year-old son who is autistic who cannot tolerate wearing masks but must fly to Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts for regular medical care.
The other plaintiff in the case is Lucas Wall, a Washington D.C. resident who, according to court documents, is “stranded at his mother’s residence in The Villages, Florida, because TSA banned him from boarding a flight out of Orlando International Airport on June 2, 2021, solely because he can’t wear a face mask due to his Generalized Anxiety Disorder.”
The court didn’t offer an explanation for its decision to deny the hearing.
Right-wing Twitter had some unkind things to say about the decision.
Another illegal rule by the TSA. Of course the SCOTUS denied a motion to block the Illegal mask mandate on airplanes. They don't want to relinquish that power they have over us! Time is ticking on this bullshit and it will all end soon! #illegal #maskmandate #MasksDontWork 🙄🤷🙄 https://t.co/tGFEL8uYkD
— Chri$ (@Chri03767008) January 18, 2022
It’s 2022 now. You really gonna keep this going? Drop the travel mask mandate for kids. It is clear that cloth masks are useless. Make the cognitive jump and stop making our two year olds wear them. You are monsters. End the abuse now.
— Kenny F. (@kfullmer89) January 18, 2022