Sires discusses travel mask mandate ruling, inflation, and why he’s been only voting remotely


U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) discussed the recent travel mask mandate ruling, inflation, and why he’s been voting exclusively remotely this session during an interview with HCV.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a federal judge from Florida, shot down President Joe Biden’s (D) travel mask mandate a week ago, ruling that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control had exceeded their authority.

When asked about the development, the retiring eight-term congressman said he always wears a mask when traveling and he recommends everyone else do the same if they prefer to err on the side of caution.

“I mean there’s a lot of confusion over whether to wear the masks or not. If you’re not insured, wear the mask. I wear the mask when I travel, I don’t know who’s sitting next to me. You know, it’s just a precaution,” he said, adding that he had no kind words for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).

As Washington D.C. prepares for volatile midterm elections this fall, Congress first must tackle inflation, which new data shows some prices soaring as high as they have in the past four decades, per The Washington Post.

Sires, 71, said that a methodical approach needs to be taken since a short-term solution and/or quick fix doesn’t exist.

“You don’t cure inflation in three weeks. You don’t cure inflation [in] three months. This has been creeping up because of COVID, because of the merchandise [shipping] being so far behind, so this is going to take a little time,” he stated.

“But one good thing is we have only a 3 percent unemployment rate, that is going to help.”

The unemployment rate in the United States was at 3.6 percent at the beginning of the month, according to The Guardian.

In a subscriber exclusive released yesterday, NJ Advance Media reported on the voting records of the New Jersey federal delegation, noting that Sires had voted in every single session since January remotely.

When asked if there was any particular reason for that, Sires noted that he had hip replacement surgery last year and was going to have a knee replacement surgery next month – a procedure his wife just had – and he wouldn’t not be heading back to DC until they were both feeling 100 percent again.

“I had some health issues: I had a hip replacement, I’m getting a knee replacement, my wife had a knee replacement, so I didn’t want to take any chances because a lot of members of Congress … including [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi tested positive,” he explained.

“So I’m not gonna go there until I’m fully recovered.”

Sires’ remarks came at the North Hudson campus of the Hudson County Community College after they dedicated the entrance atrium to him.

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  1. Doesn’t your mask protect you from the ChiCom virus? Doesn’t your “vax” protect you? Doesn’t your triple jab second booster protect you?

    No, they don’t but the risk of death and other side effects with the clot shot may be worthwhile for people 70 or over. Most people have no clue on any of this. Automatons. The jab is only weeks to a few months before failure. We have no idea what the long term impact will be. People are dropping dead all over the place. There’s a 40% increase in deaths not due to the virus for people 18-49.

    The insurance industry is in an uproar as they are impossible numbers to ignore. Everywhere outside of the insurance industry: silence.

    In the UK, over 80% of the deaths from the virus are of those vaxed. Which means this will come with the next seasonal rise here. So all the lying and brainwashing will be for nothing. The UK is now following the US in suppressing the data so people don’t “get the wrong idea.” They pulled the plug at the 80% mark.

    Good luck trying to get a globalist regressive to admit to any of it. Just keep burying the bodies, literally. The Obama handlers of Biden saw the official death tally climb over 1,000,000 with barely a squeak out of their media. The vast majority of deaths occurred while they exclusively pushed the “vax” and stomped on any other inexpensive early treatment. They only push Remdeathsevere.

    Think about it. Then do some actual research of your own.

  2. This is the only planet we have. Let us try to get along. Do your own research all you want. Just don’t believe Trump when he talks about injecting bleach to kill COVID.

      • Your Great Barrington Declaration author has more holes than Swiss cheese in his pseudo science views about heard immunity, not having mask mandates when imperative, etc. Dr. Fauci, after listening to Dr. Rand Paul’s herd immunity diatribe at Senate hearing clearly won the argument. Your Dr. video guy is great for knit-picking, but chokes on gnats while he swallows camels. The fact that you deny what your hero Trump said about using bleach sub-dermal to combat covid tells us all every we need to know about your interpretation of science.