To mask or not to mask. That is the question.
On behalf of himself and the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence answered whether the federal government should use its broad powers to make face coverings mandatory across the nation. Pence said absolutely not.
“We don’t support a national mandate,” said Pence in a recent downhill discussion.
Pence pointed out that President Donald Trump and the other decision makers have strived to use the “federalism approach” and will continue to do so:
From the moment the president stood up to FEMA to coordinate our national response, we’ve taken the approach that our response to the coronavirus pandemic is federally supported, state-managed, and locally executed. That federalism model is why we have been able to meet this moment, and it’s going to continue to guide our approach. Had we taken a one-size-fits-all approach from the beginning, we would have been in a very different place.
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