The Louisville Courier-Journal reports:
Rep. Thomas Massie got fined $500 for refusing to wear a mask in the U.S. House of Representatives’ chamber this week. Massie spokesman John Kennedy provided a copy of a letter Thursday from the House sergeant-at-arms notifying the Kentucky Republican about the fine and his option to appeal it to the House Ethics Committee. Massie publicized his decision earlier this week to join several other GOP representatives, including controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, in ignoring the House’s mask rule.
Read the full article. QAnon Rep. Lauren Boebert has claimed that she and Massie threw their letters in the trash. No word yet if she was also fined.
Rep. Thomas Massie got fined $500 for refusing to wear a mask in the U.S. House of Representatives’ chamber this week. https://t.co/iRsLkB8TEY
— Enquirer (@Enquirer) May 20, 2021
We’ve had enough. We are refusing to wear our masks on the floor during this vote in spite of Pelosi’s threat to take $500 from each of us.
Her rule is not based on science. All you need to know is the mask rule has only ever applied to members when they can be seen on TV !
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) May 18, 2021