A group of House Republicans revolted against the mask mandate re-instituted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today by invading the Senate Floor, where masks are still optional, in protest.
U.S. House Rep Chip Roy (R-TX) tweeted out earlier “Heading to Senate floor with about 50 colleagues to demand we end the mask charade.”
Heading to Senate floor with about 50 colleagues to demand we end the mask charade. pic.twitter.com/cJic4MpYmH— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) July 29, 2021
Roy made a speech yesterday that went viral, and caused left-wing outlet The Recount to tweet that he threw a “tantrum” on the House floor.
“Here in the people’s house, I can’t exercise my constitutional duty unless I wear a mask, which is it, vaccines or masks?” U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) asked in the impassioned speech.
“This institution is a sham and we should adjourn and shut this place down,” Roy added.
“Which is it, vaccines or masks?” — Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) throws a tantrum on the House floor, protesting the reimposed House mask requirement.— The Recount (@therecount) July 28, 2021
The House is now voting on Roy’s motion to adjourn in protest. pic.twitter.com/kx6cTrNm4U
U.S. House Rep Barry Lowdermilk (R-GA) said of the protest today that crossing back into the “Socialist controlled” House from the Senate, where masking is voluntary, was like crossing the DMZ (Deplorable Mask Zone).
Returning from testifying in the Senate – where there isn’t a mask mandate – we had to cross the DMZ (Deplorable Mask Zone) into the Socialist controlled House side, where masks are mandated and police are empowered to arrest anyone exercising personal responsibility. pic.twitter.com/aBatg8oirD— Rep. Barry Loudermilk (@RepLoudermilk) July 29, 2021
U.S. House Rep Kat Cammack (R-FL) shared a bulletin that was given to her yesterday and signed by the U.S. Capitol Chief of Police.
In the bulletin, it states that the Office of Attending Physician (OAP) advised that Congress follow the CDC guidance to require mask wearing in interior space.
Cammack stated, “In today’s edition of Pelosi’s abuse of power, Capitol Police have been directed to arrest staff and visitors to comply with her mask mandate for vaccinated individuals.”
“For Members, they advise not arresting but ‘reporting Members to SAA for their failure to comply,’ Cammack lamented.
U.S. House Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) quote tweeted Cammack and declared, “This is hysterical unprecedented abuse of power!!! VACATE THE CHAIR NOW!!! #WeWillNotComply“
Video shared by Greene showed the group of House Republicans heading to the Senate floor.
Headed to the Senate floor with my colleagues to protest Nancy Pelosi’s tyrannical mask mandate pic.twitter.com/78704tojew— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) July 29, 2021
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