The governor of Arkansas has issued an order requiring people in his state to wear masks in public as Arkansas deals with a surge in coronavirus cases. Republican Asa Hutchinson says he knows he will be 'second guessed.' (July 17)
ASA HUTCHINSON: You know, we believe this is important from a public health standpoint that's been adopted nationally. It is something that is necessary in Arkansas with the cases that we've had. First, it is a warning that has to be given. And then secondly, there could be a citation for a fine.
But all of these decisions in terms of enforcement are subject to local priorities. There's a lot of different viewpoints out there. I have to be in the position as governor to make a decision, and I made a decision. And I know that it'll be second-guessed. I know that they are likely to have hearings that will discuss this. And they can call witnesses to it and, you know, they can vet it out.