The Arizona Republic reports:
State Sen.-elect Kelly Townsend is asserting what she seems to believe is her God-given right to spread illness. The legislative session has yet to begin and already Townsend has defiantly informed Senate President Karen Fann that she will not follow a mandate to wear a face covering while in the building.
“I’ve already told them where I stand. What are they going to do? Arrest me?” Townsend told Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services. A mask is a simple form of protection against the novel coronavirus for the wearer and for the individuals he or she comes into contact with.
To Townsend, it is a violation of rights. Hers, anyway. Townsend told Fischer, “They’re going to physically block me from the building? Well, that’d be fun.”
— E.J. Montini (@ejmontini) December 28, 2020
Behold, keeper of all things sanitary – Sir Shortsalot cometh to Hobby Lobby in a land named Arizona, to shew all heathen women that they shall complyeth with the royal mask decree. 👑https://t.co/DQOSUPNllr
— Senator-Elect Kelly Townsend (@KellyTownsend11) December 23, 2020
— Senator-Elect Kelly Townsend (@KellyTownsend11) December 22, 2020