Rep. Chip Roy confronted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday about a new Capitol Police bulletin that suggests congressional staffers and visitors could be arrested if they fail to heed the chamber’s new mask mandate.
“This is bulls—. We need to lead,” Roy, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, told McCarthy during a brief meeting of GOP lawmakers in a Capitol reception room, according to two sources familiar with the exchange.
McCarthy replied to a frustrated Roy that his plan is to win back the majority in 2022 and become speaker, the sources said.
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A heated exchange between Rep. Chip Roy and Kevin McCarthy illustrates the mounting fury on the right about efforts by Capitol security officials to enforce mask-wearing rules amid the surge of Covid’s Delta variant https://t.co/FAwEYr2DwR
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