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Senator Michael Testa Senator Michael Testa (R-1)
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May 17, 2021
Testa: Murphy Doubling-Down on Anti-Science Mask Mandate as Rest of Country Lifts Restrictions

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Senator Michael Testa blasted Governor Phil Murphy for doubling-down on an indoor mask mandate that is no longer necessary according to the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Despite the CDC announcing Friday that indoor masking is no longer necessary, Governor Phil Murphy doubled-down Monday on maintaining mask requirements in New Jersey. (New Jersey Office of the Governor/YouTube)

“It’s unbelievable that Governor Murphy is doubling-down on an anti-science mask mandate that the CDC says is no longer necessary,” said Testa (R-1). “With the CDC clearly stating that masks serve no public health purpose, Pennsylvania, New York and many other states have already lifted restrictions or announced plans to do so this week. Instead of following the science here in New Jersey, we have a governor who continues to restrict personal freedoms to cater to the irrational fears of a timid liberal constituency.”

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