This elected representative claims masks are a reminder of the death and destruction of Covid, so we should stop wearing them so Covid can kill us.
Idaho Rep. Claims Face Masks Do Injury 'To Even Our Souls'
Credit: Karey Hanks
March 7, 2021

Sub headline in Idaho newspaper: Idaho Republican State Representative Karey Hanks said she has “done some research” and said face masks can cause injuries to “even our souls.”

Yeah, she doesn’t want to wear a mask and there ain’t no stopping her research.

So, when questioned about her findings, she admits that the Mayo Clinic says it’s safe the wear a mask, but Karey insists that it causes anxiety by reminding us, “after all, people are wearing them to avoid getting sick or others sick.”

Which seems like there would be more anxiety if you weren’t wearing one, but Karey didn’t have any research on that.

And then …

For the damage to “our souls,” there’s no good way to measure that. Maybe the grief and anxiety of getting loved ones sick with COVID-19 could be the best barometer to measure it.

Which, of course, has nothing to do with a mask, and would only get worse without one.

So, maybe the headline should read, “Karey Hanks does research and discovers it’s safe to wear a face mask.”

Let’s introduce her to Greg Abbott.

Published with permission of Juanita Jean

Rep. Karey Hanks introduces bill to ban mask mandates. Her complete comments.

Can you help us out?

For nearly 20 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.