AUTHORITARIAN: Pelosi Threatens to Lock Out Representatives if They Don't Wear Masks
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On Wednesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ordered the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House to block any Member who is not wearing a face mask from partaking in committee meetings.
“The Democratic leader has issued an order requiring all lawmakers to wear masks in committee hearings, which are often held in smaller rooms where social distancing is not practical,” the New York Daily News reported on Wednesday. “Pelosi said she has ordered the Sergeant at Arms to enforce the rule strictly and to deny entry to any violators.
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
Pelosi’s order follows concerns that Members of Congress may have been exposed to coronavirus after Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) tested positive for the virus after not wearing a mask during committee hearings. Rice did maintain the requisite six feet of “social distance” from other Members, however.
The Congressional physician also recommended, late Tuesday, that Members wear a mask whenever they are “in a limited enclosed space, such as a committee hearing room, for greater than 15 minutes.” The guidance “cites new studies that speak to the broad scientific consensus on the effectiveness of mask-wearing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
Pelosi’s Wednesday order makes that mandatory. The Sergeant-at-Arms is also charged with enforcing the order, barring entry to committee rooms if Members don’t comply with the rule. They will still be allowed on the House floor without a mask because it is possible to maintain “social distancing” in the large chamber.
The move by Pelosi is clearly political considering she has yet to condemn the hundreds of thousands of left-wing protesters who continue to closely gather in the streets.
During an interview with far-left news network MSNBC, Pelosi took her hypocrisy to a whole new level when she hammered President Donald Trump for his planned June 20th rally, saying that his decision to have people gather is “a dangerous thing at the time of a pandemic” and that he should listen to the science “to wear a mask and keep your distance and don’t gather in large numbers like that.”
Pelosi said, “I have three words to say to the president on that: science, science, and science. Science to not gather people in large numbers, in close proximity, without masks. [It’s] a dangerous thing at the time of a pandemic. Science to say we need testing, testing, testing. We all know that. And yet this president has miserably failed. … The 15 of March, there were 60 known deaths in the United States from the coronavirus. Yesterday, three months later, the 15 of June, there were 115,000 deaths from the coronavirus, a dismal failure on the part of the president of the United States. Calling it a hoax, [saying,] it’s going to disappear magically, a miracle is going to happen. What? We lost time and we lost lives. So, I would say the science to test, trace, treat, and isolate. The science to wear a mask and keep your distance and don’t gather in large numbers like that.”
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