On Wednesday a Houston, Texas judge ordered all residents of Harris County (population: 4.7 million) to start wearing face masks in public for one month — or else face a fine. 

The reaction was immediate and fierce. (Fox News)


But Judge Lina Hidalgo’s action, which intended to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in the third most populous county in the U.S., drew immediate pushback — including from the state’s lieutenant governor, who called the move “the ultimate government overreach,” and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, who wrote that “commonsense guidelines” should never lead to “unjust tyranny.”

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick noted in a Twitter message that Hidalgo’s order – affecting some 4 million Texans in Houston and some nearby communities – was announced on the same day as plans surfaced for closing a costly temporary hospital “because it wasn’t needed.”

“These kind of confused government policies fuel public anger — and rightfully so,” wrote Patrick, who has been a vocal advocate for reopening the Texas economy and getting people back to work.

Crenshaw said health guidelines should be “emphatically promoted,” but he objected to the punitive aspects of the judge’s order.

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bart williams
2 years ago

this is all a plan , china and the rat party workig together to rule the world . this virus was no accident . trump2020-2024

C. LeSaint
C. LeSaint
2 years ago

That stupid communist judge has NO RIGHT to inflect her tyranny upon the population in direct violation of our constitutional rights!!

Johnny
2 years ago

Tell her to eat dung!