(WATCH) Heartwarming Video Shows Americans Cheering After Pilot Announces End to Mask Mandate (VIDEO)
A video uploaded on Twitter on Monday showed passengers on an airplane listening to a message from the pilot, who announced that passengers and employees alike will no longer be required to wear face masks while traveling by plane.
The pilot joyfully said, “on April 18th, the Biden administration announced that the Transportation Security Administration will no longer enforce the federal mandate requiring masks in all U.S. airports and onboard aircraft,” to which the audience responded with an enthusiastic round of applause and cheers.
Following the pilot’s statements, there were cheers of “woohoo!” and “finally!”
“Effective immediately, masks are optional for all airport employees, crew members, and…” the pilot added.
Hell yeah!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/eRCg2Wu3rU
— Art TakingBack 🇺🇸 (@ArtValley818_) April 19, 2022
Other users on Twitter posted photographs of Americans who were not wearing masks at airports.
They just announced on my flight the mask mandate for flights is over! pic.twitter.com/iRnkFly2w9
— Rennie Cook (@renniecook) April 18, 2022
These images and videos come after a federal court determined on Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mask mandate was unconstitutional. The ruling was made by former President Trump appointment Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a U.S. District Judge in Tampa. Mizelle slammed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s demands, claiming that the agency had used erroneous authority in ordering Americans to mask up.
Mizelle wrote, “Wearing a mask cleans nothing. At most, it traps virus droplets. But it neither ‘sanitizes’ the person wearing the mask nor ‘sanitizes’ the conveyance.”
Mizelle also pointed out that requiring people to wear masks “imposes directly on liberty interests,” which is a legal maneuver that the CDC does not have the jurisdiction to establish.
The lawsuit was originally filed in July 2021 by two plaintiffs and the Health Freedom Defense Fund, a nonprofit organization described in the judge’s order as one that “opposes laws and regulations that force individuals to submit to the administration of medical products, procedures and devices against their will.”
The Biden Administration and the Justice Department have not yet responded to a request for comment on whether they intend to appeal the verdict.