I recently interviewed with The New York Times to discuss the issue of mask mandates in Texas. Local, county, state, and federal officials are sparring over whether to mandate that people wear masks in public. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a statewide executive order banning local or county governments from imposing a mask mandate. The issue has become yet another hot-button topic regarding Covid-19, and how best to prevent the spread of the virus. I shared my observations from here in Austin with the Times in this piece, published on August. 11th, 2021.
Brendan Steinhauser is a national political strategist focused on campaigns, media, and public policy.