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Gov. Justice Calls Mask Mandate Lifts 'Ridiculous' As Pandemic Continues

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice celebrates his reelection at The Greenbrier Resort, on Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

By    |   Sunday, 07 March 2021 02:04 PM

West Virginia GOP Gov. Jim Justice on Sunday called it “ridiculous” for Republican governors to push back on mask mandates.

In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Justice said “nobody likes a mask,” but patience is key.

“I think that is ridiculous,” he said of GOP governors’ complaints about the restriction as an excuse to lift mandates in states including Texas and Mississippi.

“I don't like the masks either,” the said, adding: “I have a saying: ‘One robin didn't make spring.’ When the first robin comes back and you run out and say it is spring …you're about to get hit by winter. Nobody likes a mask, but for crying out loud, if we could be a little more prudent for 30 more days or 45 more days or whatever it took to get on rock-solid ground, that's the approach that West Virginia is going to take.”

He added that he was proud of his state residents for not hesitating to get a coronavirus vaccine as well.

“We tell our people over and over and over — I tell them this almost every day, for crying out loud, do you really think you're going to take the vaccine and grow antlers? I mean, come on. Look at all of the medical knowledge that is around you. You've got to be taking the vaccines and they are.”

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West Virginia GOP Gov. Jim Justice on Sunday called it "ridiculous" for Republican governors to push back on mask mandates.In an interview on CBS News' "Face The Nation," Justice said "nobody likes a mask," but patience is key....
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