On Jimmy Kimmel Live! He goes in on the canceling of the Airline mask mandate–thanks to Florida.
Mask mandate for planes and public transit was struck down by a federal judge. The ruling comes from a Florida judge. Thinking about the airline industry, Kimmel believes at least someone will benefit from the no mask policy.
“Which is good news for the little bags of pretzels industry.”
The judge responsible for this is Kathryn Kimball Mizelle. The host shows a picture of the woman and pokes fun of her fashion sense.
“It’s amazing that a woman with an entire tablecloth around her neck gets to tell us whether to wear masks or not,” he said. “She’s dressed like a Nissan in a Christmas commercial.”
Governor Ron DeSantis, who has been a staunch anti-masker, praised the decision and tweeted this:
Great to see a federal judge in Florida follow the law and reject the Biden transportation mask mandate. Both airline employees and passengers deserve to have this misery end.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 18, 2022
Delta, American, United, Southwest, JetBlue, Frontier, and Spirit – announced they will no longer require passengers to wear a mask. However, Kimmel thinks that this might be a special circumstance for the cheap airliner Spirit.
“Well Spirit Airlines actually didn’t have an official mask requirement because they don’t have windows on the plane.”
Watch the entire opening monologue above.