Yesterday I wrote about how the House is still imposing a mask rule and how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is threatening people with fines if they don’t wear masks.
Pelosi reiterated that today, while frankly looking not at all well. She refused to relax the mask rule saying she didn’t want to employ an “honor system” in the House showing how little respect she had for her fellow members, treating them like children. “What is this, the honor system?” she huffed. “Do you want them breathing in your face on the strength of their honor?” she asked, dismissing any questions about the CDC guidance.
Nancy Pelosi is now opposing the CDC guidance saying not to wear masks. She says it’s based on the honor system and she doesn’t trust it. To sum it up, Nancy Pelosi doesn’t trust Americans. pic.twitter.com/ZjVoZTKbRZ
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 20, 2021
Pelosi even suggests that she could restrict people from voting on the floor.
Nancy Pelosi suggests members who don’t prove vaccination status should be denied access to the House floor pic.twitter.com/tLZ4DAFdqI
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 20, 2021
She may really not want to be talking about “honor” or we can pull out her lack of mask — not to mention honor — in that whole incident where she got caught getting her hair done at the California salon when salons were supposed to be shut down because of the virus. She then blamed the salon owner.
On the left: Nancy Pelosi today shaming Americans, saying "you must wear your mask."
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) September 1, 2020
But as I noted in my prior story, Rep. Beth Van Duyne said that while Pelosi is saying this, that it’s mostly about appearance for the cameras.
Breaking News as fully vaccinated House Republicans are fined $$$ by Speaker Pelosi over mask wearing. Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne @RepBethVanDuyne exclusively told @HarrisFaulkner Pelosi only wants mask wearing when the cameras are on! pic.twitter.com/ziRArkzBUZ
— The Faulkner Focus (@FaulknerFocus) May 19, 2021
Meanwhile, in the Senate, most senators have stopped wearing masks. According to The Hill, there was never a requirement to wear them, to begin with, in the Senate. The Hill notes that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has been without a mask all week since the new CDC guidance came out.
Here’s a pretty instructive video of a vote on the Senate floor. It shows virtually everyone on the floor is unmasked from senators to staff taking a record of the vote being cast. One of the only people masked is Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) but you can see him putting on the mask as he approaches the table to vote, then immediately taking it off after he finishes voting.
Despite being fully vaccinated, Democrat Senator Chris Murphy ignores CDC guidance, puts on a mask while voting and on camera, then seconds later, removes it and walks away. pic.twitter.com/GxEwqd6KKe
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 19, 2021
So do Pelosi and Murphy need to be instructed in what being fully vaccinated is supposed to mean? Do they really not believe that vaccination provides protection? Because that’s the signal they’re sending. Or is it all just about the virtue signaling?
Yes, they are free to wear masks until the cows come home if they want. Many of us are really quite frankly happy not to have to see Pelosi’s face. But we’re still going to call out their hypocrisy and anti-science position when we see it. In the case of Pelosi, she’s imposing it on other people, even after the CDC guidance. She shows it really isn’t about the science, but about the control.