The Biden administration’s decision to extend the airline travel mandate for two additional weeks could help Republicans seeking to win in the House during the November midterms, according to a new report.
Jenny Beth Martin shared the connection in an op-ed published Sunday at Townhall.
Never Ending Mask Mandates Bode Well for Republican Midterms https://t.co/deXwFkOwkf
— John Ryan (@venturaryan) April 16, 2022
“In New Jersey, the GOP candidate for governor improved on the performance of the GOP’s top-of-the-ticket candidate from a year earlier by thirteen points; in Virginia, the GOP candidate for governor improved on the performance of the GOP’s top-of-the-ticket candidate from a year earlier by a dozen points, and became the first Republican to win a statewide race there since 2009,” she wrote.
“The common denominator in those races was voters’ rejection of governments’ overreaching overreaction to COVID,” she added.
Mask mandate extended for air travel and public transit through May 3https://t.co/MEBc82qRRd
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 13, 2022
The current mask mandate, set to expire on May 3, marks more than two years of masks being required for airlines. The airline industry has taken a huge financial hit during the pandemic.
The latest extension will likely also be a boost for those running for office on a platform that emphasizes freedom from mandates, offering even more hope for a red wave in November.