Democrats are in disarray.
They’re losing virtually every political fight.
But no one expected Democrats would get this new judicial smackdown.
The New York State Supreme Court recently struck down Governor Kathy Hochul’s mask mandate under the grounds that it is unconstitutional because it was not authorized by an act of the legislature.
Justice Thomas Rademaker has ruled Governor Hochul's school mask mandate ILLEGAL and UNCONSTITUIONAL throughout New York State in Michael Demetriou et al v. New York State Department of Health et al!!!https://t.co/Sf6QramX6N pic.twitter.com/SmyJHc3RZI
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) January 24, 2022
Governor Hochul imposed the mask mandate through executive fiat.
Despite the fact that there is no science showing that wearing a cloth mask does anything to prevent the spread or transmission of COVID, Hochul’s mandate would have forced children to continue wearing masks in schools.
Not only do masks not work, but there is also data showing that it stunts children’s emotional and educational development.
Of course, for authoritarians like Governor Hochul, the COVID policies were never about science or protecting public health.
COVID allowed tyrants like Kathy Hochul to exercise near unlimited power and control over the lives of citizens.
So it was not surprising when Hochul’s response to the Supreme Court striking down her mask mandate was to declare her intention to flat-out ignore the decision.
Right on cue. @GovKathyHochul not ready to give up control.
Never forget, that despite the science, data & now legality not being in her favor on mandates, Hochul chose to fight to keep kids (as young as 2) muzzled for 8hrs/day – one of the last places on earth to do so. pic.twitter.com/BTOsbE0NmB
— Rob Astorino (@RobAstorino) January 25, 2022
Essentially, the Governor declared that New York no longer functioned as a self-governing democracy and was instead an authoritarian state.
As a result, New York now faces a major Constitutional crisis.
And now it’s up to the legislature and the Court to restore the rule of law in New York state.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.