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Dr. Woody Myers says he’ll be tough about face masks if elected Governor

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If Dr. Woody Myers is elected governor, there will be a “sanction” for not wearing a face mask. He likened not wearing one to smoking wherever you please or refusing to put on a seat belt or to put your child in a car seat.

Myers, the Democratic candidate for governor, has been critical of Gov. Eric Holcomb, the Republican incumbent. for not being tough enough on people who do not wear masks. Myers is the former state health commissioner.

“We do not have a face mask mandate. What we have in Indiana is a face mask suggestion,” said Myers in an interview Friday night, following his comments on the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “If it were a mandate, there would be a stick along with the carrot.”

Myers made it clear when asked about masks, that he believes people who do not wear them in public should be punished. Holcomb’s mandate has no such punishment.

“Yes, there should be a sanction if you don’t do it. That doesn’t mean that we want to put everybody in jail that doesn’t understand the importance of wearing a face mask.”

Myers did not talk about a specific penalty.

He was asked about whether he minded that people who were no longer saying they were voting for Holcomb, were saying they would vote instead for Libertarian candidate Donald Rainwater. That information is according to a poll commissioned by IndyPolitics.

Myers said he was grateful for the poll, which indicated Holcomb has lost nearly ten points since the last poll was taken, but that it is just one poll.

“Ten or fifteen years ago, everybody who smoked felt they could light up a cigarette wherever they were, wherever they wanted, and it took a sanction to say no, you can’t do that. And, now nobody does that,” he said.

“It’s gonna require that we have a sanction and we’re gonna encourage people to do the right thing.”

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19 comments

Jim September 23, 2020 at 7:19 am

He just sealed his fate.

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Tim September 23, 2020 at 9:19 am

Why would you report Woody and Holcomb, but leave out Rainwater!

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Chris September 23, 2020 at 9:27 am

Yes he did! It’s called individual Liberty! The only reason Holcomb is dropping like a rock is because of his idiotic restrictions and mask mandate.

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Slaacker06 September 23, 2020 at 9:45 am

I don’t like Holcomb but will not vote for a maskerade upgrade with this clown. His willingness to punish people who exercise their liberty is astounding. What else will he do along these lines??

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Rick September 23, 2020 at 10:32 am

Wow what ever happened to FREEDOM?
Mask don’t work and the CDC say’s that on the website, but this PC is over done let’s stand for people’s right to be free!

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AJ September 23, 2020 at 12:37 pm

Vote DONALD RAINWATER for Governor!

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Charles U Farley September 23, 2020 at 4:47 pm

Voting for Rainwater will get you a Woody.

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Geoff September 23, 2020 at 2:15 pm

Donald Rainwater the only real choice for governor!

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Jim R September 23, 2020 at 6:11 pm

95.3 why did you not talk to Rainwater? You ought to be ashamed of yourself. Holcomb you are done put a fork in it.

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Brett September 23, 2020 at 6:13 pm

I was going to vote Democrat this one time to vote out holcolm and punish his tyranny, but looks like my vote just went to Rainwater!

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Charles U Farley September 24, 2020 at 11:11 am

Voting for Rainwater will get you Woody. Count on it.

This is coming from someone who considers himself a libertarian, btw. I just know we can’t afford to have anyone from the blue team running our state.

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Bm September 23, 2020 at 7:47 pm

Be sure you check out Donald Rainwater. He is a libertarian. He is against masks. He is for less government control.

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Angela September 23, 2020 at 8:33 pm

You forgot to mention Rainwater. He has an opinion, I am sure.

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Robin Lee September 23, 2020 at 8:34 pm

He is out of his flipping mind!!

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Ace September 23, 2020 at 11:26 pm

All aboard the Rainwater train

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