As part of the new mandatory mask policy in the House, Speaker Pelosi can have Republicans who refuse to wear a mask removed.
Chad Pergram tweeted:
Members and staff will not be permitted to enter the hall of the House without wearing a mask
Pelosi says she can ask the Sgt at Arms to remove members who are not wearing masks
The Speaker views the failure to wear the mask as a serious breach of decorum.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 29, 2020
The Speaker’s mandatory mask policy covers everyone and came about because Rep. Gohmert refused to wear a mask and has now tested positive for the virus.
It is almost a certainty that some House Republican or several will try to test the policy in the hopes that they will be removed then they can go on Fox News and cry about how their freedoms are being violated and they are being persecuted by the evil Democrats who are trying to keep them and others safe by requiring masks.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t messing around. Wearing a mask isn’t a political choice. It is a matter of keeping people who work in close quarters safe. Republicans will throw fits, but the mask policy was only necessary because they refused to do the smart and responsible thing on their own voluntarily.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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