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Huntington Beach Councilmember Takes Heat for Anti-Mask Stance

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Huntington Beach Councilmember Takes Heat for Anti-Mask Stance


Former Ultimate Fighting Championship star and recently-elected Huntington Beach city councilmember Tito Ortiz says he’s under fire from fellow councilmembers for his refusal to wear a mask during the ongoing pandemic. “It’s been a nonstop attack toward me,” Ortiz recently told The Epoch Times. “There are other city council members that don’t wear masks and they don’t get as much heat as me. Why try to attack my name and attack me as a person because I feel I’m healthy enough that I don’t need to wear a mask?” Ortiz was stopped from entering a Huntington Beach city council meeting Nov. 5 after Mayor Kim Carr would not let him into the meeting without a mask. From there, he returned to his car to participate in the meeting via Zoom. No one from Huntington Beach city council responded to The Epoch Times for comment by deadline. Anti-Mask Reasoning Ortiz, who has been vocal about his anti-mask approach since the beginning of the pandemic, told …

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