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Louisiana lawmaker discusses why he’s joining efforts to end state’s mask mandate

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Rep. Danny McCormick is a Republican representing District 1 in the Louisiana House of...
Rep. Danny McCormick is a Republican representing District 1 in the Louisiana House of Representatives.(KSLA)
Published: Oct. 7, 2021 at 1:49 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A number of Louisiana lawmakers have joined an effort to end the state’s mask mandate. Among them is District 1 state Rep. Danny McCormick.

KSLA News 12’s Tayler Davis spoke with the Republican from Oil City about why he wants the mandate to end.

McCormick said he joined to give parents the sole power to decided whether their children wear masks in school.

In total, 14 GOP lawmakers are part of this effort. In addition to McCormick, they are Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport; Raymond Crews, R-Bossier City; Foy Gadberry, R-West Monroe; Julie Emerson, R-Carenco; Beryl Amedee, R-Gray; Kathy Edmonston, R-Gonzales; Rodney Schamerhorn, R-Hornbeck; Phillip DeVillier, R-Eunice; Valarie Hodges, R-Denham Springs; Sherman Mack, R-Albany; Chuck Owen, R-Rosepine; Blake Miguez, R-Erath; and Larry Frieman, R-Abita Springs.

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