Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has accumulated a high tab with the House Ethics Committee. The Republican firebrand has reportedly racked up about $48,000 in fine for not wearing a face mask in the House of Representatives.
Democrat members don’t wear masks in the members gym when they work out.
None of us do & no one should.
Why do I get fined for not wearing a mask when I’m sitting in a chair on the House floor the same as people eating unmasked at a restaurant? https://t.co/s8MhR2un6N
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 2, 2021
The Daily Wire reports:
According to the House Ethics Committee, Greene has been fined at least seven times for refusing to comply with the mask mandate. She has been “documented” nearly two dozen times for bucking the mandate, said a letter dated Oct. 28 from the House Sergeant-at-Arms William Walker, The Washington Examiner reported.
“You have been observed not wearing a mask on July 29, August 2, September 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, and October 1, 12, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, and 27, and have been asked by a member of my staff to wear a mask while in the Hall of the House of Representatives on each occasion unless recognized to speak by the chair,” wrote Walker.
Greene, however, remains adamant that she will not comply with the mask mandate.
“I will continue my stand on the House floor against authoritarian Democrat mandates because I don’t want the American people to stand alone,” the Republican said in a statement Monday.
Mask mandates have been a hot-button issue in the halls of Congress with Republicans often noting how little they do to prevent the spread of the virus and are often simply seen as a virtue-signaling tool by the left.