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Gov. Sanders changes the official position of the Arkansas governor’s office about the ban on mask requirements



Little Rock, Arkansas – Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders declared on Wednesday that she is changing her official opinion on whether Arkansas’s ban on mask requirements for governmental institutions is constitutional.

Sanders stated in a news release that she asked Tim Griffin, the attorney general, to begin serving as the office’s representative on Tuesday.

“I promised that when I was elected, Arkansas would not have mask or COVID-19 vaccine mandates and we would not shut down churches and schools because we believe in personal freedom and responsibility,” Sanders said.

She continued by saying Arkansans need to “talk with their medical professionals, with their doctors, and make the decisions that are best for their family and their kids.”

Further referencing promises she made in her inaugural address, she added that the Arkansas government would never loom larger than “liberty in our lives.”

In regards to the reversal, Griffin said his office “looks forward to the Arkansas Supreme Court’s decision in the coming weeks.”

“I have been advised that Gov. Sanders has reversed the executive branch’s position on the constitutionality of Arkansas’s ban on mask mandates by public entities,” Speaker Matthew Shepherd said. “I welcome this development and believe it is consistent with the proper Constitutional authority of the legislative branch, which as Speaker of the House I have always sought to preserve.”