The governor of Georgia is suing Atlanta’s mayor over the city’s mask mandate, which he said violates his own emergency orders.
“This lawsuit is on behalf of the Atlanta business owners and their hardworking employees who are struggling to survive during these difficult times," Gov. Brian Kemp tweeted Thursday.
Some context: The lawsuit against Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta City Council comes one day after Kemp extended his statewide emergency order, adding language that specifically prohibits local governments from adding mask mandates.
The lawsuit asks a judge to declare that Bottoms exceeded her authority and cannot enforce the local mask rules.