(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and fellow House Republicans are fed up with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) rule that all House members must wear a mask on the House floor whether they are vaccinated or not.
As CNSNews.com reported, Pelosi said Thursday that she will be guided by the attending physician, who says lawmakers and staff must continue to wear masks in meetings and on the House floor. This despite CDC guidance saying that they can forgo masks indoors.
Boebert told Fox Business’s “Mornings with Maria Bartiromo” on Friday that Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas) is being fined $500 for not wearing a mask.
“My good friend Beth Van Duyne is racking up charges, and each and every day, she has to make a decision: do I stand on my principles or do I pay the rent? And, so these are real, these are real effects people are having from her rules. This rule has been in place for quite some time. The fines have been there all along,” Boebert said.
“Everyone is just hearing about them, because we are finally ripping them off saying, ‘To heck with this. Nancy Pelosi kiss my mask.’ So there were many of us who actually stood and said, ‘We're done with these games. You don't know more than the CDC, and if you do maybe that means COVID is more dangerous in the House of Representatives chambers than it is in the hall right outside,’ because there we don't have to wear a mask and there is no fine,” she said.
“But she has the power to fine us in chambers, so that’s what she’s doing, but of course, she could be in the White House with her buddies unmasked, and that is completely okay,” the congresswoman said.
Boebert was referring to Pelosi attending President Joe Biden’s signing ceremony for the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, after which she can be seen mingling with other Democrats unmasked and not socially distancing six feet.