Representative Mark Hart issues statement of concern on face mask executive order

  • Representative Mark Hart
    Representative Mark Hart

I have serious concerns about the Governor’s mandate requiring wearing masks in certain public settings. While I take public health very seriously, Governor Beshear appears to yet again be using his power to exert more and more control over the lives of Kentuckians - without input from the General Assembly or local officials.

This order comes on the same day that a judge in Scott County joined a growing chorus of judges who are declaring these overly broad executive orders unconstitutional. I trust Kentuckians, in consultation with their medical professionals, to make the appropriate decision on wearing a mask.  I do not believe that heavy-handed government orders will lead us out of this crisis.