Republican lawmakers collapse over having to wear masks again
On the advice of a Congressional physician, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Reinstated a masquerade mandate for all legislators and House staff members on Wednesday. The move comes amid an increase in cases related to the delta variant of the coronavirus.
The result has been an explosion by House Republicans, with members erupting into fights and yelling.
Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) tried unsuccessfully to have the House suspend Wednesday’s session because he did not want to wear a mask.
“We have a crisis on our border and we are playing with the masks mandates in the people’s house. It is absolutely absurd what this organization, the people’s house, does. It is a shame. It is a joke. And the American people are fed up, ”Roy said in an impassioned speech on the floor.
“This institution is a sham. We should adjourn and close this place ”, he concluded. Representative Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-Georgia), who compared a previous House mask term to the Holocaust, stood behind him and clapped her hands.
(After this week, the House is Not programmed back for legislative work until September 20 anyway).
According to reports, a representative without a mask Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) threw a mask back to a House staff member who gave him one on Wednesday.
Americans should not succumb to the intimidation tactics of extreme leftists. If members of Congress give up our freedoms here, what hope is there for the people we represent? Boebert said in a statement to HuffPost after the incident, that she too tweeted about.
Representatives Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) And Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) Yelled at each other off the floor, with Huffman upset that Donalds refused to wear a mask.
“Do not worry about me! Take care of your own business! “Donalds responded, according to CNN.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-Calif.) Also angered at the reimposed mask mandate. Late Tuesday, he tweeted that “the threat to bring back the masks is not a science-based decision. “
“If she’s so brightCan you explain to me where the science changes in the building between the House and the Senate, ”he told reporters Wednesday.
“He’s an idiot,” Pelosi responded to reporters after one event.
Pelosi’s tenure came after Congressional treating physician Dr. Brian Monahan issued new recommendations Tuesday night, saying that all legislators and staff, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a “face mask. tight fitting medical grade filtration “while in the Chamber. Buildings.
By mid-May, all Democrats in Congress are vaccinated, according to a CNN poll. However, a large portion of Republicans are either not vaccinated or refuse to give their status.
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