It comes as no surprise that the Left was unhappy with Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle's decision to strike down the Biden Administration's federal transportation mask mandate earlier this week. But instead of focussing their criticism on the substance of the ruling, the Left has spent the last few days obsessing over Judge Mizelle's age and the fact that she is a Trump appointee. Slate writer Mark Joseph Stern exemplified the countless articles and tweets on this topic. As Jacob Sullum explained for the New York Post:
Mizelle backed up all three of [her] conclusions with extensive discussion and cogent reasons. But instead of explaining why she was wrong, Stern complained that “a single unelected, life-tenured, 35-year-old judge just abolished the air travel mask mandate for the entire country.”Read more
On Monday, a federal judge in Florida issued a nationwide injunction striking down the federal government's transportation mask mandate:
A federal judge in Florida ordered the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lift its mask mandate for airports, planes and other forms of travel Monday, saying the agency had overstepped its authority.Read more
On Monday, Democrat candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams nearly broke the internet when pictures of her sans mask in a room full of masked students went viral. Despite her trying to claim that she briefly took her mask off for a single picture, the evidence proves otherwise.
Six hours after @OutKick posted photos showing that Stacey Abrams spent the entire day maskless with masked-up students, she went on CNN to say she took off her mask only to read to the kids.— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) February 9, 2022