Three GOP lawmakers are now being fined $500 a piece for not wearing masks when they entered the House floor, despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated their guidelines to say that fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks.
“A Capitol official said that Republican Reps. Brian Mast (Fla.), Beth Van Duyne (Texas) and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (Iowa) will be fined $500 after ignoring previous warnings,” The Hill went on to report.
“Seven other Republicans will be issued formal warnings and would face $500 fines if they refuse to wear masks on the House floor again: Reps. Thomas Massie (Ky.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), Lauren Boebert (Colo.), Chip Roy (Texas), Bob Good (Va.), Mary Miller (Ill.), and Louie Gohmert (Texas),” the report added.
If they should violate the rule again, they would each face a fine of up to $2,500. Mast, who has already been fully vaccinated was not happy about the move.
“The truth is, from this moment on, Americans must ignore lies and start to listen to scientists. The scientists at the CDC are telling us if you are fully vaccinated, you can go about your life without wearing a mask or physically distancing. So, that’s what I’m doing. The question people should be asking is why is Speaker Pelosi not? For her, this has never been about science, it’s always been about power and control over the American people,” Mast stated.
“Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities — large or small — without wearing a mask or physically distancing. If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky stated recently.
The Republicans were staging a protest against the House floor mask mandate remaining in place despite new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 don’t have to wear masks indoors or outdoors, except for certain crowded settings.
After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unilaterally decided that House members should be required to wear masks, despite the new guidance from the CDC, 34 GOP members of the House sent Pelosi a letter protesting the decision, with one of them referring to her decision as “cowering in fear in defiance of common sense” and calling it “Mask-erpiece Theater.”
Democrats really seem to love all the power they’ve managed to usurp from people due to the fear tactics the pandemic has provided for them. We knew they didn’t really want us all to get back to normal. Now we can see the evidence plain as day.