The GOP’s Crusade Against School Mask Mandates Rages On As COVID Cases Skyrocket

August 12, 2021
on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.
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August 12, 2021

State Republicans are ramping up their attacks on school mask requirements as local officials defy GOP governors’ ban on mandates.

Now Republicans like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott are threatening those local officials on Twitter and taking their fight to the courts. This all comes as the COVID-19 Delta variant runs rampant through their states, overwhelming hospitals with new cases.

Follow our live coverage below:

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State Republicans are ramping up their attacks on school mask requirements as local officials defy GOP governors’ ban on mandates.

Now Republicans like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott are threatening those local officials on Twitter and taking their fight to the courts. This all comes as the COVID-19 Delta variant runs rampant through their states, overwhelming hospitals with new cases.

Follow our live coverage below:

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