Yesterday, the CDC finally got around to saying that people who were fully vaccinated basically didn’t need to wear a mask anymore.
As I reported, Joe Biden was quick to trumpet that news, perhaps to distract from all the other negative news that has been swirling around him including the border, inflation, cyber-attacks, and Israel on fire.
But Joe being Joe, made it a “rule,” saying, “The rule is now simple: get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do. The choice is yours.”
The choice has always been ours and he doesn’t get to tell us what to do.
But, as we reported, some on the left were still clinging to their masks, despite what the CDC and the science says, to be “safe” from the “anti-vaxxers” (which makes no sense if you’ve been vaccinated) or to continue to virtue signal and show you aren’t against masks.
There was a dust-up over this very subject yesterday in the halls of Congress. After the announcement by the CDC and Biden, a spokesperson for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Nick Dyer, encountered Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) in the hallway and noticed he was still wearing a mask. According to Scott Wong, a senior staff writer for The Hill who observed the altercation, Dyer said to Swalwell, “Biden says you can take off your mask.” Swalwell confronted Dyer, got in his face, and according to Dyer, said: “You don’t tell me what to f**king do!” While Wong didn’t hear what Swalwell said, he saw the confrontation.
Swalwell didn’t dispute the account as described by Wong. In fact, he quote tweeted it and said he should have been even “more explicit.”
.@RepSwalwell responds: "No one should be bullied for wearing a mask. So I told the bully what I thought of his order. Predictably, he went speechless. I regret I wasn’t more explicit." https://t.co/hT2iP01fdj
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) May 14, 2021
“No one should be bullied for wearing a mask. So I told the bully what I thought of his order. Predictably, he went speechless. I regret I wasn’t more explicit.”
First, from Wong’s description of what he observed, it would appear that it was Swalwell who was doing the “confronting” and yelling at Dyer. Sounds like it was Swalwell doing the “bullying” and flipping out in response to Dyer’s remark. Swalwell seems to be spinning a nonsense version of what actually happened if he claims he was “bullied.” The staffer may well have been speechless, as anyone might if someone loses it on them as it sounds like Swalwell did.
Swalwell may have been mad that Dyer’s boss, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) got the best of him in an exchange about his relationship with an alleged Chinese spy.
Why was Swalwell being ‘anti-science’ and wearing a mask, thus sending mixed signals to people about getting vaccinated?
It’s safe to say that Swalwell’s message on masks has been a complete mess.
There was this winner from March of last year from Swalwell.
Stop wearing face masks. #coronavirus
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 4, 2020
Of course, since then, he’s been all-in telling people to wear masks.
So no one should be bullied for wearing a mask, but it was ok to bully people to wear a mask? He doesn’t see any irony in that?
Perhaps Swalwell should get his own house in order instead of bullying anyone else?