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Sen. Tom Cotton says disregard ‘politicized advice’ to continue to wear masks after vaccination

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Following President Biden’s advice to continue to wear masks despite being vaccinated, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) appeared on the Brian Kilmeade show Thursday to encourage vaccinated people to disregard his advice. Both Cotton and Biden have been full vaccinated for months.

RELATED: WATCH: VP Harris and husband share kiss while wearing masks outside

Previously Biden said that wearing a mask even after receiving the vaccine is “a patriotic responsibility, for God sake.” But Cotton says this is sending a terrible message.

“Americans have long disregarded the advice of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) when it comes to things like eating steaks, eating hamburgers and drinking beers,” Cotton said. “I think they should disregard this obviously politicized advice.”

RELATED: Biden slammed for mask hypocrisy over picture of visit with Jimmy Carter

Even though he’s vaccinated himself, Cotton is against “vaccine passports” and political campaigns for vaccination.

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American and Southwest stand by vaccine mandate, despite Abbott’s ban

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are still planning to comply with President Biden’s executive order regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. The order requires all their employees to be vaccinated by Dec. 8t. As a result, they will be ignoring Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on vaccine mandates.

Abbott announced his own executive order, effectively banning mandates even from private employers, on Tuesday. “In another instance of federal overreach, the Biden Administration is now bullying many private entities into imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates, causing workforce disruptions that threaten Texas’ continued recovery from the COVID-19 disaster,” Abbott said. “The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced.”

Yet both airlines are requiring their employees to be vaccinated by Nov. 24. This comes despite Southwest’s impromptu cancellation of over 2,000 flights over the weekend. At the time, the airline blamed the cancellations on air traffic control and weather conditions. However, SaraACarter.com was unable to verify that any other airline had to cancel near as many flights for the same reasons. This has left many to speculate that Southwest actually cancelled flights due to their employees walking out as a direct result of the mandate.

Reporter Jack Posobiec tweeted out a flyer circulating among the anti-vaxx Southwest employees. Currently, they are planning a protest outside of Southwest headquarters next Monday. The protest will be called “Freedom Not Force.”

Southwest told Reuters it “would be expected to comply with the President’s Order to remain compliant as a federal contractor.” In addition, American similarly said Abbott’s order does not change anything.

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