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Maine U.S. Senate Candidate Max Linn Cuts Up Mask During Debate

September 30, 2020

Max Linn doesn’t like wearing a mask.

The independent U.S. Senate candidate, whose platform includes a five-year immigration moratorium and forgiving student loan debt, used a pair of scissors to help get one of his points across during a debate on Monday night.

Linn cut a mask up and let the pieces fall to the ground — to show his opposition to requirements saying that people have to wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to cut these masks right in front of our viewers,” Linn said. “I want to be the first Senate candidate and your first senator in the United States to say I protest government telling us what we have to wear and telling us what our businesses are necessary and what are unnecessary.”

Last night Linn also endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election, and Democratic U.S. Representative Jared Golden of Maine’s second district for re-election. Golden voted to impeach Trump earlier this year.