Lewis Blasts Walz’s “Highly Unconstitutional” Mask Mandate

Lewis Blasts Walz’s “Highly Unconstitutional” Mask Mandate

July 22, 2020

EAGAN, Minn. — U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released the following statement condemning Governor Tim Walz’s statewide mask mandate.

“As I have been warning for months now, what started as a fight against an invisible danger has morphed into a fight against a very clear and present danger: unconstitutional power grabs being waged by radical liberals. This started with Governor Tim Walz’s highly flawed one-size-fits-all approach to COVID which quarantines the healthy and closed businesses based on embarrassingly flawed models. Now he is continuing his unfounded overreach with a statewide mask mandate.

This is not a debate over the effectiveness of masks for the ill, but rather the grounds the state—let alone the federal government as Senator Tina Smith might prefer—has to force people who aren’t con­ta­gious to wear masks? The government mandating what everyone can and can’t wear is an abuse of power and sets a horrible precedent. The Constitution doesn’t have a pandemic exemption.

All elected officials, including Senator Tina Smith, have a duty to condemn this assault on our liberties.”