Biden on Tuesday traveled to New Hampshire and visited the Port Authority at Portsmouth Harbor.
He spoke to reporters as he arrived in New Hampshire.
One reporter asked Biden if people should continue to wear masks on planes after a federal judge voided the mask mandate for airplanes and other public transportation.
“That’s up to them,” Biden said.
Q: “Should people continue to wear masks on planes?”
President Biden: “That’s up to them.” pic.twitter.com/vxC5jXb48k
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 19, 2022
When asked if he will appeal the ruling, Biden responded, “I haven’t spoken to the CDC yet.”
Should people wear masks on planes?
That’s up to them, Biden tells us. pic.twitter.com/3FzacznrVc
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) April 19, 2022
Breaking News: President Biden said it’s up to individuals whether to wear masks, undercutting efforts by his administration to urge Americans to keep wearing them on airplanes and public transit after a federal judge struck down a nationwide mask mandate. https://t.co/2b2Kcs9o5h
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 19, 2022
Biden asked just now if people should still wear masks on planes — “That’s up to them,” he said.
During tour of port in Portsmouth, NH. pic.twitter.com/BHe9ifkHH5
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) April 19, 2022
Biden, asked if Americans should wear masks on planes following a Monday ruling overturning his administration’s mask order on mass transit, tells reporters in Portsmouth, NH, “That’s up to them.”
Ask in a follow up if he’ll appeal, he says, “I haven’t spoken to the CDC yet.” pic.twitter.com/Ta4ZcVrRoP
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) April 19, 2022
After his remarks, Biden spoke to a small group of people on his infrastructure law that funded a project to widen the Harbor’s turning basin.
This is embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/cuS21Qo0Tl
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 19, 2022
This is how many Americans show up to visit a president who tallied ’80 million votes?’