Biden on whether travelers should wear masks on planes: “That’s up to them”

Visiting Portsmouth, N.H., a day after a federal judge struck down a mask mandate for planes and other forms of public transportation, President Biden was asked by a reporter if people should continue to wear masks on planes. “That’s up to them,” Biden responded. The president also didn’t indicate if his administration would appeal the ruling, saying, “I haven’t spoken to the CDC yet.”

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- Mr. President, should people continue to wear masks on planes?

JOE BIDEN: That's up to them.

- Would you like to appeal the ruling, or the ruling that the judge made striking down the mandate?

JOE BIDEN: I haven't spoken to the CDC yet, but thank you.