Port of the mask: the mayor of Atlanta sued by its governor

Port du masque: la mairesse d’Atlanta poursuivie en justice par son gouverneur

The governor of the us State of Georgia has filed a complaint on Thursday against the mayor of its capital, Atlanta, to be imposed on the wearing of the mask in his city.

At the end of last week, the mayor, a democrat of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, decided to suspend the process of déconfinement in his city by imposing the wearing of the mask and announcing the closure of shops, non-essential.

An abuse of power, according to the republican governor of Georgia, Bian Kemp, who filed a complaint against her.

“The governor Kemp should be able to, as executive officer of this State, be responsible for the health emergency without the mayor Bottoms to issue decrees null and void and unenforceable only serve to sow confusion among the public”, according to the complaint filed in court.

“This complaint is on behalf of the contractors and their employees who struggle to survive in these difficult times,” said the governor on Twitter.

“3104 Georgians are dead and me and my family are part of the 106 000, which were declared positive for the COVID-19. During this time I’ve been attacked in the courts by the governor Kemp for the wearing of masks compulsory,” responded Keisha Lance Bottoms, whose name has been advanced as a possible colistière the democratic candidate for the presidential Joe Biden.

The image of president Donald Trump, a lot of elected republicans do not want to make compulsory the wearing of the mask, then its usefulness is now clearly established by scientists and health agencies. The State of Georgia does not recommend it, without imposing it.

Donald Trump went on Wednesday to the Atlanta airport, the largest in the country, and has been accused by the mayor “to break the law of the city” when he was seen without a mask during the visit.

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