GOP Rep To Appeal Fine For Defying House Mask Rule

Axios reports:

Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.) said Monday he will appeal a $500 fine brought by House rules requiring all members to wear masks, despite new CDC guidance allowing fully vaccinated people to go maskless indoors. The fine comes after Mast joined several of his Republican colleagues in an apparent act of protest to go maskless on the House floor, after which he said it was the “best $500 I ever spent.”

Mast’s mask-defying stunt was led by Marjorie Taylor Greene. Unlike Greene, he is vaccinated.

During last year’s campaign, Mast was forced to apologize for jokes he had made on Facebook about sex with underage girls, rape, and murder. In January 2021 he voted against accepting the result of the Electoral College.