It has been requested that the Department of Justice take legal action against the court’s decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House.
The White House has contested Dr. Anthony Fauci on mask mandate judgments, stating that the judiciary plays a “vital role” and merely made an “incorrect assessment.”
“The judiciary has a crucial role to play,” White House COVID Coordinator Ashish Jha said on Sunday’s “State of the Union.” “What you heard out of the administration, out of the Department of Justice, is the assessment that this is a flawed decision and the DOJ is now appealing this decision.”
A U.S. district court judge in Florida this week threw down the travel mask legislation for mass transit, prompting the Transportation Security Administration to proclaim it would no longer enforce mask regulations.
Fauci stated that Thursday he was “surprised and upset” with the court judgment and highlighted that such decisions should fall to CDC authority.
“We are concerned about that, about courts getting engaged in matters that are unambiguously public health decisions,” he said. “This is a CDC concern. It should not have been a court issue.”