Chip Roy, two other Texas congressmen reprimanded for refusing to wear masks
Say whatever you want about U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, but the GOP’s fire mark has always been consistent when it comes to submitting COVID-19 to the core.
After claiming last year that the pandemic was a hoax and bragging about ignoring CDC advice to limit Thanksgiving gatherings, Roy was reprimanded for flouting mask rules at the American House, reports the Texas Tribune .
Roy, whose district includes San Antonio, as well as U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, received the first warnings this week not to hide on House floors, the Trib reports, citing an unnamed Capitol official. Hill. Not to be outdone, U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne, R-Irving, was fined $ 500 for breaking the rule a second time.
The reprimands came as House Republicans tried unsuccessfully to reject the chamber mask mandate, saying it was no longer needed.
Under Capitol Hill rules, lawmakers must wear masks until all members and staff on the floor have been vaccinated. While 100% of House Democrats have been vaccinated, less than 50% of Republicans in the body have confirmed to CNN that they have been beaten.
Despite a U.S. pandemic death toll surpassing 587,000, Republican politicians have continued to falsely downplay the severity of the pandemic and paint masks and vaccinations as affronts to personal freedom in a bid to respond to their party base. .
American representatives of the extreme right. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia, and Lauren Boebert, R-Colorado, were also recently cited for refusing to abide by the American House mask rules, according to the Texas Tribune.
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