- Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake says she would superb airways for imposing masks mandates.
- The superb would quantity to $1,000 per incident in Arizona airspace, Lake tweeted Monday.
- Lake, who’s been endorsed by former President Trump, is a frontrunner amongst Arizona’s GOP candidates.
Kari Lake, a gubernatorial candidate for Arizona backed by former President Donald Trump, stated on Monday that she would superb airways $1,000 for every time they implement masks mandates on passengers whereas in Arizona airspace.
Calling for an finish to the Biden administration’s masks mandates for planes and transport, Lake tweeted she would “make Arizona skies mask-free” if elected governor on this yr’s race.
“Any reports of airlines forcing masks in Arizona airspace would be subject to a $1,000 fine per incident with a tip line for passengers to report,” Lake wrote. “This is a fight worth having.”
—Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@KariLake) April 10, 2022
Her tweet comes because the White House’s COVID-19 response coordinator, Ashish Jha, stated Monday on the Today present that an extension of the transportation masks mandate is “absolutely on the table” and can be determined by the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention.
The mandate, set in February 2021 and prolonged a number of instances, is scheduled to run out on April 18.
According to preliminary polls, Lake, a former Phoenix TV anchor who has supported Trump’s baseless election fraud claims, is the main GOP candidate in Arizona. She is the one Republican within the race extra common than Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs — Arizona’s present secretary of state.
She stated in October that she wouldn’t have licensed Arizona’s presidential election outcomes from 2020, when Trump misplaced the state by over 10,000 votes, contemplating what she stated had been “serious irregularities and problems with the election.” Lake made the feedback regardless of a Republican-led election audit that discovered President Joe Biden truly gained Arizona by a extra important margin than beforehand recorded.
Arizonans vote for his or her subsequent governor on November 8. Incumbent GOP Governor Doug Ducey, who’s finishing his second time period this yr, is just not eligible to run once more.