NY State Supreme Court judge strikes down Democratic governor’s mask mandate

One of the strictest pro-mask Democrats in the United States, Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York, was just shot down by her state’s own Supreme Court on Monday.

According to Newsmax, Nassau County-based New York Supreme Court Judge Thomas Rademaker ruled that the governor’s mask mandate, which she had recently extended into February, was unconstitutional, citing the need for the state legislature to debate and pass such a measure. 

Not surprisingly, Hochul and her Democratic allies — including leaders of various school districts in the state — were defiant in the face of the judge’s ruling, and vowed to not only fight the ruling, but went on to instruct people to continue wearing masks while the case is on appeal.

”My responsibility as Governor is to protect New Yorkers throughout this public health crisis, and these measures help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and save lives,” Hochul wrote in a statement after the ruling was handed down.

She added: ”We strongly disagree with this ruling, and we are pursuing every option to reverse this immediately.”

According to WHEC, Monroe County Council of School Superintendents President Bo Wright, another mask-fanatic Democrat, doubled down in his resistance to the judge’s ruling, and asserted that schools in his district will continue with existing mask mandates.

“School leaders are aware of a ruling by a state judge on Long Island today that deemed the governor’s mask mandate unconstitutional. This evening, NYSED announced that the mask mandate remains in effect in schools based on the state’s intent to appeal. More information to follow,” Wright tweeted.

New York state Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt had a much different take on the ruling, celebrating that, finally, a judge in a position to change the situation has seen the light.

“Nearly 700 days later, today’s ruling by a NYS Supreme Court Judge reinforces what my Republican colleagues and I have said from the beginning: it’s past time for Governor Hochul and Democrat One-Party Rule to end the mandates,” the GOP senator said.