“A major goal” of the Biden administration “is to make sure that the CDC has the authority” to unilaterally implement mask mandates in the future.
Dr. Fauci took major heat after saying it was “disturbing” that a federal court would rule against the CDC’s travel mask mandate.
During a Thursday (April 21) interview with CBS News about a federal judge striking down the travel mask mandate on Monday (April 18), Robert Costa asked Fauci, “Do you personally agree or disagree with her interpretation of public health law?”
Fauci responded, “Well, I clearly disagree, I mean those types of things should be decided as a public health issue by the public health organizations, in this case the CDC. This is a public health matter, not a judicial matter.”
“One of the problems that we have there is that the principle of a court overruling a public health judgment by a qualified organization like the CDC is disturbing in the precedent in might send,” Fauci concluded.