A man was hit and slashed by a group of women after a small battle on Miami public transit Wednesday.
According to WSVN News, the man, who wants to remain anonymous, said that he didn't think he had to wear a mask anymore because Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said the mask mandate was over.
A Metromover security guard told him that it was still required. That's when two metro riders got involved.
"Upon exiting the train, the first step I took, I was struck in the face and the neck area by the woman, and the security guard could clearly see what was going on," he said.
"I was told to put my mask on by the security officer," the man continued. So, he said that he did, while speaking to the guard about why he thought he didn't have to wear it anymore.
"I have a problem with the fact that he's taking my rights away from what the governor has now removed restrictions immediately to not wear a mask, and he's making me wear a mask," the man complained.
"Then there were these two ladies who were sitting next to there and started making comments to me that were inappropriate," the man recalled.
When he got off the train the women hit him and scratched him with their fingernails. Now he's complaining that security isn't taking it seriously.
"An assault actually occurred in his presence, and he didn't do nothing about it!" he complained.
Monday, DeSantis signed an executive order that suspended all local emergency orders related to COVID-19. Other counties, however, are refusing to recognize the authority of DeSantis over their community regulations. Miami-Dade is one of them.
In a statement from Mayor Daniella Levine Cava released a statement saying that "a federal mask mandate remains in place for public transit."
One of the concerns about state mask mandates being overturned is that it causes confusion among businesses that still want to maintain that their customers wear masks. It now puts the burden on business owners to handle angry people who don't want to wear masks, Texas small businesses explained in the LA Times.
On Wednesday, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said that former President Donald Trump believes it is not his "call" to help his longtime ally and personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani with his legal expenses now that he is under federal investigation.
Giuliani faces allegations that he violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) — the law that prohibits individuals from lobbying for foreign governments without disclosing their relationship to the federal government — with his business dealings in Ukraine.
The reporting on Trump's reluctance to get involved with Giuliani's legal expenses dovetails with previous reporting that Giuliani's allies are frustrated at the president's lack of help for his longtime friend. It also follows Trump's refusal to pay the legal expenses he owes to Giuliani for his unsuccessful work to try to overturn the 2020 presidential election — work that saw him arguing a case in federal court before a judge for the first time in over 20 years.
Picking up on Ben Protess & my story on frustrations by allies of Giuliani that he hasn’t had his mounting legal fe… https://t.co/so3IvjnQIJ— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1620253914.0
If this was a simple issue of Trump not realizing Giuliani was in trouble, as some Giuliani allies believe, this wo… https://t.co/fh2WN0xfaB— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1620254389.0
President Donald Trump has attacked Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) for the past several months after she said that the 2020 election wasn't fraudulent. Since the, he and his supporters in office have decided she can't be in the GOP leadership. Instead, they've opted to support another Republican with her own anti-Trump background.
Amusingly enough, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) only voted with Trump 77 percent of the time, while Cheney voted with Trump nearly 93 percent of the time.
In move to replace Liz Cheney with Elise Stefanik in House leadership, Rs are rejecting a member near the center of… https://t.co/QmNXGE9VbG— Charles Franklin (@Charles Franklin)1620231940.0
But it was Conservatives Bill Kristol and Charlie Sykes who mocked Stefanik for taking campaign cash from noted anti-Trump Republican donors like Kristol himself.
The Lincoln Project cited co-founder Reed Galen saying that "Stefanik is the latest, but not the last young Republican leader to eschew whatever principles she claimed in favor of Fox News appearances and presidential plaudits."
BREAKING 🚨: Elise Stefanik accepted $$ from noted NeverTrumper. Alert Mar-a-Lago stat. https://t.co/B7J3KLn6kZ— Charlie Sykes (@Charlie Sykes)1620254900.0
In 2020, Lincoln Project Co-Founder @ReedGalen wrote about Elise Stefanik’s deep descent into the MAGA world. His… https://t.co/yL6r3xd0ad— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1620243543.0
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