Georgia’s governor bans face mask requirement, the mayor was speechless: he didn’t care about us at all.
On July 15, Brian Kemp, the governor of Georgia, ordered the cities of the state can not force citizens to wear masks, announcing that at least 15 local governments had previously made mask orders invalid. Van Johnson, the mayor of Savannah, Georgia, posted on the social media platform that day, blaming the governor for not caring for people’s lives.
In an interview with CNN on the 17th, Johnson said he was too angry to speak when he first heard the news, complaining: “We’re going to fight the outbreak, and we’re going to fight with the state, it doesn’t make any sense.”
Johnson then told the host that the Savannah City Mask Injunction was still in effect because it was the “last chance” to fight the epidemic and that he would do his best to protect the public.
The day after Georgia’s governor issued the ban, he also sued Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the city council, saying the city’s mask requirement violated his emergency order. However, 10 days ago, Keisha Lance Bottoms was diagnosed with new coronavirus.