(MEDIAITE) -- Several Republican members of the House flouted the rule on mask-wearing on the floor of the chamber Tuesday. In a selfie posted on Twitter by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), the freshman member of Congress said, “Masks are oppressive and nothing but a political tool. End the oppression!”
CNN’s Manu Raju reported at least eight Republican lawmakers were maskless on the House floor in defiance of the mask mandate implemented by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Among the maskless were Greene, Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Thomas Massie (R-KY), and Brian Mast (R-FL). Earlier in the day, Politico reported that Mast, who is vaccinated against Covid-19, said in a Republican conference meeting that he was “done” wearing a mask.
First-time offenders face a $500 fine for not wearing a mask on the chamber floor, and a $2500 fine for subsequent offenses.
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