Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) attended the Senate Judiciary Committee’s first day of confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, and he prominently chose to not wear a face mask as he spoke during the proceeding.
Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court was thrown into turmoil at the top of the month when President Donald Trump, his allies, and numerous top Republicans got infected by the coronavirus after a White House Rose Garden event.
The gathering — deemed a super-spreader event — was held in celebration of Barrett’s nomination. Not only was Lee among those infected at the non-socially distanced affair, he was caught on film embracing people throughout the event.
Always Be Superspreading pic.twitter.com/E0rIoVRHoo
— Peter Finocchiaro (@PLFino) October 12, 2020
with mike lee going mask off and lindsay graham potentially infected there’s a chance this hearing becomes the second barrett superspreader event
— b-boy boooo-eebaisse (@jbouie) October 12, 2020
Utah GOP Sen Mike Lee appearing at Barrett hearing in person, without a mask, just 10 days after testing positive for covid, violating CDC quarantine guidelines. This is same guy who says he doesn’t believe in democracy pic.twitter.com/2QCcIP6vg9
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) October 12, 2020
Why is Senator Mike Lee, who tested Covid-positive, speaking without wearing a mask at this hearing with Judge Barrett and her family present and everyone else there exposed?
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) October 12, 2020
Sen. Lee, who had positive COVID test ten days ago, is not wearing a mask as he speaks.
He says Capitol’s attending physician has cleared him, he’s not contagious.
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) October 12, 2020
Mike Lee and Lindsey Graham are both selfish assholes.
One for not wearing a mask when he tested positive for COVID-19, and the other for not testing when he might have COVID-19.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 12, 2020
Here’s a maskless Mike Lee lecturing about his pocket Constitution 10 days after testing positive for COVID.pic.twitter.com/r0bTZVjAXR
— The Recount (@therecount) October 12, 2020