(TruthandLiberty.com) – Is there an inconsistent set of mask rules in the US House of Representatives? Last January, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reinstituted mask mandates in the lower chamber as vaccinations rolled out nationwide. Numerous House members who were fully vaccinated refused to wear their masks in protest of the rule, arguing that the Speaker was delegitimizing the effectiveness of vaccinations. One Republican is boldly standing up to the Speaker’s powers, alleging they aren’t lawful.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 26, 2021
For the third time, the House Ethics Committee announced it is fining Conservative Republican Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) for refusing to wear a mask on the House floor. In May, the committee fined the Georgia Republican $500. At the time, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) didn’t require face coverings for vaccinated individuals. Since then, the committee imposed two subsequent fines against MTG at $2,500 each, for a total of $5,500 for the year.
In May, Greene appealed the House Ethics Committee fine, but committee members denied her petition. She hasn’t appealed any more of the penalties. On Monday, October 26, Greene said she was taking a stand and added she believed masks were unhealthy.
The ethics committee may not be applying the rules evenly. Greene is a favorite target of the far-Left. The board previously agreed to dismiss fines against House Majority Whip Reps. James Clyburn (D-SC), Virginia Fox (R-NC) and Hal Rogers (R-KY).
In recent months, numerous House members filed lawsuits against the House mask mandate and metal detector fines. The courts haven’t established dates for any potential civil trials.
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