Several Republican members of the House flouted the rule on mask-wearing on the floor of the chamber Tuesday.
In a selfie posted on Twitter by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), the freshman member of Congress said, “Masks are oppressive and nothing but a political tool. End the oppression!”
Among the maskless were Greene, Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Thomas Massie (R-KY), and Brian Mast (R-FL). First-time offenders face a $500 fine for not wearing a mask on the chamber floor, and a $2500 fine for subsequent offenses.
Read the full article. According to a survey conducted last week by CNN, only 44% of House Republicans say they have been vaccinated. All Democrats in both chambers have been.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) May 18, 2021
Rep Brian Mast refused to wear a mask on the House floor, even after a staff member of the House Sergeant at Arms came over to talk to him. pic.twitter.com/VYQWhXW3X4
— Kristin Wilson (@kristin__wilson) May 18, 2021