House Republicans are not sitting idly by as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has reinstated the mask mandates for members of the House, their staff, and visitors.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy addressed the issue, saying that the mask-wear roll back was not based in science. When pressed by reporters for a response to Representative McCarthy’s statement, Pelosi reportedly said, “He’s such a moron.”
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While alluding to the fact that the Senate has no such mask mandate and that the House requirements do not appear to follow the science, McCarthy responded:
“Well, if she’s so brilliant, can she tell me where the science in the building changes between the House and the Senate?”
Pelosi’s decision to reinstate the mask mandate comes just days after several Republican members of the House announced that they are suing the Speaker over the fines she levied against them during the previous masked timeframe, while she and other Democrats violated the very same order with no consequences.
This round of debate also comes on the heels of a released memo stating that staff members and visitors refusing to comply will be arrested by Capitol police. House members will only be reported to the Sergeant of Arms for their non-compliance.
Speaker Pelosi’s office said they had nothing to do with the directive to arrest those in non-compliance, releasing a statement that they received the memo when everyone else did.
Speaking with Fox News, Pelosi spokesman, Drew Hammill said, “We were unaware of the memo until it was reported in the press.”
Chip Roy of Texas took to the House floor to discuss the overt power grab being displayed by the Speaker, saying, “If we’re going to arrest our staff, I make a motion to adjourn.”
While the motion did not pass, Roy’s dispute of the mask guidelines is now entered into the record.
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