During a Friday press briefing South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem declared that any attempt to make citizens ‘double mask’ would be dead on arrival in South Dakota.
Officials from the Biden Administration have recently suggested that Americans may need to wear two mask in order to more effectively stop the spread of Coronavirus.
During the briefing Noem dramatically clashed with a reporter over the proposed mandate.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Speaking at a press briefing on Thursday, South Dakota GOP governor Kristi Noem shot down the idea of implementing a mandate that people wear a second mask, asserting, “That’s not what America’s about; that’s not what South Dakota is about.”…
Noem also pointed out that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has changed its recommendations, countering, “I choose to rely on science and data and facts. And masks can work in certain situations if you’re wearing the right kind and if you’re doing it appropriately, but I’m not going to mandate it.”
At the briefing, a reporter asked, “You’ve been resistant to implement mask mandates; you’re skeptical of their efficacy —”
Noem fired back, “I never said that, Joe. Don’t put words in my mouth. What I’ve said is the appropriate mask at the appropriate time, utilized correctly and kept sanitary can make a difference, but I also don’t believe it’s my role to mandate that people wear a mask. I’ve left, for the entire year, it up to personal responsibility to make the best decision for them and their families, and I’ll continue to do that.”
Noem went on to point out that the CDC has repeatedly changed its guidelines, seemingly on a whim, continuously over the past year and that shaming people who decide not to wear masks simply isn’t an American thing to do.