Three GOP lawmakers are being fined $500 each for coming into the House floor without wearing masks, despite the latest mask mandates coming in from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“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 recently reported.
“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 continued.
If the three offenders happen to violate the rule again, they’ll face fines of $2,500. Mast, who is fully vaccinated, let his feelings about the move be clearly known.
“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,” the representative said in response to the fine.
“If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic,” the CDC’s updated guidelines state.
Guess the Democrats are just dying to hold on to all the power they managed to steal from the American people using fear tactics and the COVID-19 pandemic. We knew it would be a proverbial fight to take back our basic rights. Here’s the proof that prediction was right on the money.