contributor Marie Harf announced on Wednesday that she would wear masks on airplanes for the rest of her life, prompting skepticism and mockery from her coworkers.
During a panel discussion about the repeal of COVID-19
mask mandates on Fox Business
’ “Kennedy” show this week, host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery asked Harf if she thought the requirement to wear masks on board aircraft would be eliminated soon.
“Look, I'm going to wear a mask on a plane for the rest of my life, even if I don't have to,” replied the former Obama aide. “Planes are gross
, I think, to begin with,” she continued, echoing supermodel Naomi Campbell
“But I think they will because you're in such close quarters. I'm just going to do it. I'm just going to own it,” Harf said.
Guy Benson, another panelist, responded, "What?!?" Kennedy laughed at the suggestion.
Kat Timpf, a commentator, admitted to having "done plenty of gross things without a mask on."
“But I believe they will because it makes everyone feel better,” Harf countered. “You don’t know who is vaccinated and who isn’t, so mask up on planes.”
Kennedy laughed off Harf's suggestion, declaring that she would "wear caftans on every flight from now on."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
, “all passengers on public conveyances,” including planes, are “required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth,” regardless of vaccination
In May, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
stated that wearing face masks
on planes is "a matter of safety, but it's also a matter of respect."
"I'm going to wear a mask on a plane for the rest of my life," says former government official Marie Harf to @KennedyNation. pic.twitter.com/TG0SjP4Qit — Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) June 30, 2021