(Slay News) – Dr. Anthony Fauci has admitted that Democrat President Joe Biden is battling to keep mask mandates in place because the administration wants to preserve its power over the public.
On Tuesday, Biden’s Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to overturn a federal judge’s order declaring the travel mandate unlawful.
Last month, a Trump-appointed federal judge struck down Biden’s airplane mask mandate.
During an interview with Fox News host Neil Cavuto, however, Fauci revealed that the Biden admin’s effort is all about maintaining power.
“One of the issues, Neil, that I have articulated in the past and I will in the future – it’s less about mandates on the plane than it is about who has the right and the authority and the capability of making public health decisions,” Fauci said.
“And I believe that the Department of Justice is operating on the principle that decisions that are public health decisions belong with the public health agency, in this case, the CDC.”
“So it’s more of a matter of principle of where the authority lies than it is about whether or not there’s gonna be a mandate on a plane or not,” Fauci added.