(PatrioticPost.com)- Nancy Pelosi’s mask mandates have gone full-on crazy.
Last week the Speaker of the House imposed new mask restrictions on the House side of the Capitol mandating that everyone including lawmakers, aides and visitors must wear masks while inside the Capitol – even threatening arrest for those who refuse to comply.
In a letter to USCP officer corps on Wednesday, Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger ordered that officers enforce the Speaker’s new mask guidelines. In his letter, Manger told officers that if a visitor or Congressional staffer fails to wear a mask after being asked to do so, the visitor or staffer will be denied entry into the House office buildings or the House-side of the Capitol. If a visitor or staffer refuses to comply, USCP officers are to arrest them for “unlawful entry.”
Members of Congress, however, will not be at risk for arrest if they refuse to comply. Instead, the Capitol police are instructed to report the lawmaker to their supervisors who will refer them to the House Sergeant-at-Arms.
Republican members of the House blasted the decision. Florida Congresswoman Kat Cammack called the letter “today’s edition of Pelosi’s abuse of power.” South Carolina Congresswoman Nancy Mace posted a video on Twitter daring Pelosi to discipline her for not wearing a mask.
Madam Speaker, your insane power grab is showing. Today I’m not wearing a mask outside of the chamber b/c I follow science — not Pelosi. Come and get me. pic.twitter.com/7vDNn4Tzke
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) July 29, 2021
The backlash was so great, the US Capitol Police issued a statement last Thursday afternoon pointing out that if everyone follows the rules and wears a mask, it shouldn’t come to the point where anyone gets arrested. The statement reiterated that those who refuse will be asked to either put on a mask or leave the premises.
In response to the uproar, Pelosi argued that the new mask mandate came, not from her, but the Capitol physician, adding that all she had to say about it was that “we honor it.”
Apparently by “we,” Nancy wasn’t including herself.
Because one of the members of Congress who kept getting spotted not wearing a mask in the Capitol after the mandate was issued was none other than Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
On Friday, Pelosi was photographed in the Capitol with other members of Congress – all of whom were masked, except Pelosi.
And during a swearing-in ceremony in the Capitol, Pelosi removed her mask as well.
Nancy Pelosi takes off mask, breaking her own mandate, for a photo. pic.twitter.com/dxGIs4zHtT
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) July 30, 2021
House Republicans are fighting back against the current mandate, arguing that if in fact it was “following the science,” why is it the Senate side does not require the same onerous restrictions?
“Somewhere in the middle of that dome, the science changes,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters on Thursday, adding that it is not “Pelosi’s House,” but “the people’s House.”