John Barrasso: “I Am Going to Continue To Wear A Mask”

Appearing on "Meet The Press" Sunday, Sen. Barrasso emphasized the importance of wearing a mask and getting vaccinated.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

March 07, 20212 min read

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While appearing on “Meet The Press” Sunday morning, Wyoming’s senior senator John Barrasso continued to emphasize the importance of wearing a mask.

Barrasso, who is also a physician, was asked about Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to lift the mask mandate in his state and why some members of the Republican Party are so opposed to  mask restrictions.

“People need to take precautions,” Barrasso said to program host Chuck Todd. “I have my mask with me right here. I’m going to continue to wear a mask and I think people will use good judgment to do so.”

Barrasso said he was also “very optimistic” about vaccination efforts in the U.S mentioning that the country is vaccinating two million people a day.

“We know what we need to do: get vaccinated,” he said.

When asked about the COVID relief package which was uniformly opposed by the Republican Party, he said the opposition stemmed from the spending not related to the coronavirus.

“This was never about getting people back to work or kids back to school or the disease behind us,” Barrasso said.

“When people find out what`s in this bill, they`re going to  lose a lot of any enthusiasm they may have for it right now because this was not really about coronavirus in terms of the spending,” he said. “This was a  liberal wish list of liberal spending just basically filled with pork. It  didn`t need to be this way.”

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

State Political Reporter