1Throwing down the gauntlet!
A number of Texas sheriffs are refusing to enforce Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s (R) executive order making face masks mandatory.
Abbott initially said he did not believe in mandatory mask rules. However, the conservative governor has signed an executive order compelling most Texans to wear face coverings or risk fines of up to $250.
Abbott’s order went into effect at noon on Friday in counties with 20 or more novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases when “it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household.”
Here are the sheriffs defying him so far.