Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is once again demanding that House members muzzle themselves after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the “science” on mask-wearing.
But in a shock to absolutely no one, the speaker is blatantly not following her own rules.
Within 24 hours of the mandate, Pelosi was seen at the Capitol without a face mask, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Wednesday, according to Breitbart.
Pelosi had called McCarthy a “moron” after he said the mandate was based not on science, but politics and a desire among liberal politicians “to live in a perpetual pandemic state.”
Getting “our lives back”
According to Breitbart, McCarthy noted in reply that senators are not required to wear masks despite working in the same building. More to the point, Pelosi does not seem to believe in the efficacy of masks herself.
“Twice today I saw the speaker in a crowded room without a mask, less than 24 hours after imposing the mask mandate,” McCarthy said.
He also questioned whether the mandate is part of a “plan to keep our schools closed” and echoed the frustration of many Americans with the arbitrary and misleading policies of the health authorities.
“First they tell us don’t wear a mask, wear a mask or two masks, then take the mask off,” he said, noting that authorities promised vaccinated people “we’d get our lives back,” as Breitbart reports.
Biden ramps up pressure on shots
The Biden administration has backtracked from its May recommendation that vaccinated people ditch their masks, citing the spread of the so-called delta variant of COVID-19. Now, vaccinated people in areas of “high” risk and schoolchildren who have always been at trivial risk from the virus are advised to wear masks.
Despite this apparent acknowledgment that the vaccines are not as effective as advertised and that the virus is not a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” President Biden has been aggressively scapegoating the unvaccinated anyway, while pressuring unwilling Americans to get the shot.
Biden is also allowing largely unvaccinated migrants to pour into the country, as Republican Chip Roy (TX) noted Wednesday, so it appears that restrictive mandates are for citizens only.
For context, the coronavirus death rate in Washington is close to zero, so it’s unclear why anyone should be wearing masks at this point. But questioning the government and its edicts is for “morons,” as Pelosi put it so succinctly. Smart people instinctively obey.