On May 18, 2001, Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie took shots at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s mask mandate. He asserted that Pelosi’s mask requirement had no scientific backing, and in turn, refused to comply with this order.
“We’ve had enough.” Massie tweeted. “We are refusing to wear our masks on the floor during this vote in spite of Pelosi’s threat to take $500 from each of us.”
“Her rule is not based on science. All you need to know is the mask rule has only ever applied to members when they can be seen on TV!,” the congressman continued.
Apparently, Massie was joined by eight other Republicans who refused to put on masks on the House floor.
Massie poked fun at his Democrat colleagues, yelling at one of them “I can’t hear you with your mask on!”
After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed its guidelines with regards to masks, which stated that fully vaccinated people can opt to not wear masks in most indoor venues, a group of Republicans led by Ohio Congressman Bob Gibbs sent a letter to Pelosi demanding that the House return to normal maskless protocols.
“Speaker Pelosi, In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance released on May 13, 2021 we urge you to immediately return to normal voting procedures and end mandatory mask requirements in the House of Representatives,” the letter stated.
“The United States Congress must serve as a model to show the country we can resume normal life through vaccination. Let’s follow the science and get back to work,” the letter said in its final paragraph.
As of now, Pelosi insists on maintaining mask requirements on the House floor despite the new CDC guidelines and the increased pressure from the House Republicans.
Massie is one of the more outspoken liberty conservatives in Congress and can be relied on to challenge the political establishment. If Americans want to end this Wuhan virus insanity, they will need to get behind politicians like Massie. He’s one of the few politicians who is willing to push the envelope.