Rep. Ralph Norman, who is the GOP lawmaker who lost an appeal concerning a $500 fine he received for not wearing a mask on the House floor, recently spoke with the folks over at Newsmax where he stated that he had no expectations of winning and accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of being a “dictator and a hypocrite” for imposing these rules.
“This is a speaker who does not practice what she preaches,” the South Carolina Republican stated during an interview on Newsmax’s “National Report.” “We all were aware of the situation where she had got her hair fixed. She didn’t wear a mask. She’s allowed people that had COVID to come into the chambers.”
Norman added that he’s gotten his coronavirus vaccine, but he does think Pelosi’s demand for masks was “just a scare tactic that she uses” and that he and the others who were fined “were sick of it.”
He also insisted that Pelosi didn’t enforce her mask mandate with Democrats.
“You know, if she passed a ruling that I had to have a tattoo across my forehead (saying) I love Nancy Pelosi, she would fine us for that,” he went on to say.
Norman added that a $500 fine is not that much, but “it is the principle of the thing” and such fines and punishments “will just continue if she’s allowed to get by with this.”
He also called the rumblings about the return of mask mandates because of the new growth of COVID-19 due to the Delta variant hypocritical, considering the influx of immigrants coming across the border and being sent across the country without having to meet health standards.
“(The Democrats) will not stop at any means to get reelected, and this is what they’re doing and using it in a vote-gathering way,” said the congressman. “It’s a medical crisis and it is a military crisis and I hope the American people make them pay a price in the midterms because it’s tragic what’s happening.”
This isn’t the first time Pelosi’s been called out for hypocrisy. Last year during the thick of the lockdowns due to the pandemic, she showed everyone how she was pretty much roughing it at home with her favorite ice cream, which also happened to be something like $10 a carton.
Meanwhile, Americans were losing their jobs and being forced to go on unemployment just to be able to have basic necessities.