Pelosi resists calls to repeal mask mandate, fines 4 House members for violations

Despite new relaxed guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is showing little desire to roll back her strict mask rules for members of Congress.

In fact, she has reportedly fined four House Republicans for violating the mandate.

“Follow the science”

According to Fox News, Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), Brian Mast (R-FL), Beth Van Duyne (R-TX), and Ralph Norman (R-SC) were each assessed a $500 fine for entering the House floor without a face mask.

Further violations could result in increased fines of up to $2,500. The four fined legislators and a number of others were also issued warnings.

The CDC’s latest guidance indicates that fully vaccinated Americans can feel safe foregoing a face covering in most public situations, but Pelosi has continued to require masks for elected officials and others in the lower chamber.

For their part, Republicans have been applying political pressure on the speaker in an attempt to see the strict requirement rolled back, initially in the form of a letter urging her to “follow the science.”

Pelosi has thus far resisted those efforts, prompting House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to draw up a resolution intended to force the House rules to more closely reflect current CDC guidelines.

“Up above in the gallery”

McCarthy’s proposal failed in the Democratic-led House with a party-line vote of 218–210.

As for when Pelosi might agree to rescind the longstanding mask rule, she and Dr. Brian Monahan, the Capitol’s attending physician, have suggested the requirement will remain in place until all Congress members of staff on the House floor have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The speaker has indicated that roughly 75% of all representatives are already inoculated. All members of the House have long had the opportunity to get their shots.

In the face of mounting pressure to back off her mask mandate, Pelosi has gone so far as to suggest that she might take it a step further by banning unvaccinated lawmakers from voting on the House floor.

“I mean, we could come to a place where we could say, ‘If you don’t want to wear a mask and if you don’t want to…if you’re not vaccinated, then don’t even come to the floor,” she said this week. according to Breitbart. “We have facilities up above in the gallery where people can come to vote.”

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  1. i am making a good salary from home 1200 to 2500 Dollars per week.which is amazing, under a year back I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone,….

  2. This is all about control. Pansy wants all the GOP removed from any voting unless it knows they will vote democrat. If this moron had a brain she would most likely shoot herself.

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  4. Pelosi is crazy. Someone has to remind her that America isn’t a communist country all though the liberals are trying to make it a communist country. We like our country and freedom just the way it was. You should all go away. Very sick people.

  5. Pelosi is ignorant and only wants power for “nancy”. She does not care about anyone else. Must be impeached immediately before she destroys our country more.

  6. The first five comments are all advertising high paying job scams. Question: Why are these ads allowed and not deleted?
    To continue to allow these irrelevant comments to pollute your comments section inhibits legitimate, on subject, comments and supports these scams. I would hope that your publication would demonstrate higher integrity than this. It defeats the purpose of the comments section. I don’t waste my time reading further when I encounter this. It has become pervasive across almost all publications and is totally annoying.

  7. Anything and everything that Nancy P does or thinks is irresponsible. It is time to hang her to dry like a sheet hanging on a clothes line.

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