Maryland RINO Gov: No One Has a 'Constitutional Right to Walk Around Without a Mask'
Anti-Trump Republican Governor Larry Hogan slams Americans' freedoms during press briefing
Maryland's RINO governor, Larry Hogan, has claimed that Americans have "NO constitutional right to walk around without a mask."
Gov. Hogan, who identifies as Republican, made the preposterous claims during a media briefing about COVID-19 on Monday.
The dubious allegation about the U.S. Constitution was made by Hogan while announcing further coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
"It's sort of like saying I have a constitutional right to drive drunk," Hogan claimed.
"I have a constitutional right to not wear a seat belt, or to yell fire in a crowded movie theater, or to not follow the speed limit," he added.
"We're talking about a quarter of a million people dying already."
"You know, more than, you know, the Korean War, the Gulf War, and the Vietnam War added together," Hogan continued as he fumbled his way through the presser.
"Which part don't you understand?" he asked rhetorically.
"There's no constitutional right to walk around without a mask," Hogan added.
"We did it in 1918, I don't know why we can't do it now.
"Wear the mask," he ordered.
Hogan's comment was circulated on social media by those upset by his claim:
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on resistance to mask mandates:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 23, 2020
“It’s sort of like saying ‘have a constitutional right to drive drunk’.... There is no constitutional right to walk around without a mask.”
The Maryland Department of Health reported that the state had seen 4,293 deaths from coronavirus, and 183,797 positive cases.
While the state saw greater hospitalization and positive rate numbers in March, officials were increasing lockdown restrictions in order to avoid another spike.
"It is a very serious problem, and we're going to keep messaging everybody to take it seriously," Hogan said.
"The more seriously we take it, the faster we're going to be able to get it under control."
The Republican also made headlines when he attacked President Donald Trump on Sunday over a tweet criticizing his pandemic response.
The president blasted Hogan for wasting millions in taxpayer money on defective COVID-19 tests from South Korea.
"If you had done your job, America's governors wouldn't have been forced to fend for themselves to find tests in the middle of a pandemic, as we successfully did in Maryland," tweeted Hogan.
"Stop golfing and concede," he added.