Surgeon General Argues Against Federal Mask Rule

The Washington Post reports:

Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams on Monday cited the controversy over sending federal troops into Portland, Ore., to protect federal property as he argued against imposing a federal mandate on wearing masks as a means to combat the novel coronavirus.

During an appearance on Fox News, Adams championed wearing masks but sided with President Trump when asked whether it should be a federal requirement.

In doing so, Adams referenced an earlier segment on the network about resistance from officials in Oregon to the Trump administration’s decision to send in troops. “If you’re going to have a federal mandate, you have to have a federal enforcement mechanism,” Adams said.