Republican Senator, who led the push to end the plane’s mask mandate and public transport tests, was COVID-19 positive for the third time in a year.


Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi at a hearing at Capitol Hill on March 23, 2022.

Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi at a hearing at Capitol Hill on March 23, 2022.Anna Money Maker / Getty Images

  • Mississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker has shown a third COVID-19 positive in a year.

  • Wicker led a push to end the public transport mask obligation before the judge defeated it.

  • He told insiders at a press conference in March that Mask’s obligations should have been lifted in April 2021.

Mississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker tested positive for COVID-19 for the third time in a year on Monday.

“Today, Senator Wicker received a positive result for COVID-19 after taking the required tests,” Wicker Communications Director Philip Waller said in a statement. “He will be expected to miss voting and commission work this week until he can return directly to the Senate.”

Fully vaccinated Wicker previously announced February 2022 positive test And August 2021..

in front Judge appointed by former President Donald Trump has defeated Mask’s duty Wicker for April planes and other public transport Led the push in the Senate and ended it by legislation..

In March, he and Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Oklahoma’s James Lankford Joint resolution of disapproval Sponsored by Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Maskman Date for planes and public transport would have been abolished. The TSA mission was enacted by the Biden administration in January 2021 to delay the spread of COVID-19.The resolution is finally Senate passed with 57-40 votesHowever, it was not taken up by a house under the control of democracy.

At a press conference, Wicker claimed that it had long been delayed to lift the mask obligations by plane. When asked by insiders when he thought the mandate should be lifted, Wicker said in 2021 before the vaccine became widely available and before the deadly delta and omicron waves. He said April was the right time.

He quoted Parliamentary testimony from public health experts He said the plane could get rid of 99% of the particles that cause the disease.But that expert It is written in the same testimony Filtration should be used “in combination with a face mask”, and refusing to use both means “does not provide the proper protection needed” to prevent the spread of the disease.

“This was a pointless rule for at least a year,” Wicker declared at the press conference.

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