The Texas legal professional basic admits he can’t implement Greg Abbott’s masks mandate ban

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton admitted that he has no authority to enforce the ban on Governor Greg Abbott’s mask mandate.

Greg Abbott’s mask mandate ban is unenforceable

Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee said in a statement to PoliticusUSA:

The attorney general is telling the public one story and the courts another, creating confusion among school districts, superintendents, and local officials trying to keep students and residents safe as the Delta variant worsens. Texans deserve the truth. If the governor and attorney general fail to enforce the ban on the governor’s masked mandate, the people who make tough decisions for our schools and communities have the right to know. They shouldn’t fear retaliation if they do the right thing – especially when our leaders tacitly admit that their threats are nothing more than shouting. “

In GA-38, the governor banned school districts and local officials from prescribing masks and stated that local officials who enact such security measures would be “fined up to $ 1,000”. In response to recent mask mandates imposed by local officials, Attorney General Ken Paxton has publicly – and repeatedly – stated that his office will enforce Governor Abbott’s mask mandate ban. Together he and Governor Abbott said that “any school district, public university, or local government official who decides to oppose” [the Governor’s mask mandate ban] will be brought to justice. “[1] His office has compiled a list of “government agencies illegally imposing mask requirements” in order to intimidate them into compliance.[2] He has sent letters to many on this list and threatened them with execution.[3] He has tweeted multiple times that he intends to sue these entities, most recently saying, “I will defend the TX Act and sue any company that violates it. We will win!”[4]

Despite these public statements, the attorney general admitted in courts hearing complaints from local officials and school districts that his office cannot and cannot enforce GA-38, nor can he seek the $ 1,000 fine provided for in the order. His office has clearly stated that “[n]neither Governor Abbott nor Attorney General Paxton will enforce GA-38. “[5] Instead, the attorney general admits that only local district attorneys can enforce GA-38 – claiming that entities like Harris County, other counties / cities, and certain independent school districts cannot sue the governor and attorney general for making “no” credible threats prosecution by local district attorneys who would enforce the GA-38. “[6]

The Republicans in Texas can’t stop schools and businesses from imposing mask requirements.

The Texas Republican leadership lies to the public about its ability to enforce the mask mandate ban in order to intimidate and intimidate schools into not imposing them.

The lies are especially unfortunate because they cause children and adults in the state to get sick and possibly die.

The Abbott government’s empty political conduct will kill more Texans, and Republicans must be held responsible for loved ones who will die unnecessarily due to misinformation about Governor Abbott’s masked mandate.

Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.

Awards and professional memberships

Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association

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