Armed to mask duty: Georgia's Governor is suing Atlanta mayor

Between the Governor of the American state of Georgia and the mayor of Atlanta is in the Corona-crisis to a bizarre dispute. Republican Brian Kemp sued the Demo

Armed to mask duty: Georgia's Governor is suing Atlanta mayor

Between the Governor of the American state of Georgia and the mayor of Atlanta is in the Corona-crisis to a bizarre dispute. Republican Brian Kemp sued the Democrat Keisha Lance Bottoms, because they had arranged for the capital of the state of a mask is compulsory. "The city of Atlanta may only exercise the powers granted to it by the state," concluded Kemp. On Friday, he said, it is the citizens, the defeated, the Virus would be the state. Although he considered the Wearing of masks would be effective, but he was confident that the citizens of Georgia would not have to be obliged to do so.

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Political correspondent for North America, based in Washington.

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Kemp pointed out that such an order is police enforceable through. Finally, he threw the Bottoms to compromise with your crisis management firm in Atlanta. He won't allow it. The mayor called on Kemp to follow the advice of the scientists, instead of propagating "lies". You are the Governor in addition, the pandemic, to be alone, like in Georgia so far, 3100 citizens to the victims, to use for party political games. He had self-advertised recently for the Wearing of masks. On Wednesday he met the then President of Donald Trump at the airport of Atlanta. Since the President appeared without a mask, you have expressed, Trump was in breach of the rules of the city. Then Kemp had that urban mask duties were unlawful.

Kemp was among those Republican governors who pick up in the spring, the contact restrictions in their States very early and not at the level plan of the crisis staff were. In the face of rapidly rising new Infection he is now in the criticism. Bottoms, in turn, that a Democrat, belongs to this circle inside on the list of Joe Biden's, the Challenger Trumps, for the Post of Vice-President.

With around 77.300 cases on Thursday, the number of Corona has infections in America reached a new high. In total, there are now 3.5 million registered cases. More than 138.200 Americans have died so far in Covid-19.

Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 13:19

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