Marjorie Taylor Greene hit with third fine for not wearing mask on House floor
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., an outspoken opponent of masking and Covid-19 vaccination mandates, was fined Monday for a 3rd time over her refusal to adjust to Home guidelines about face coverings.
The Home Ethics Committee revealed a discover saying Greene must pay a monetary penalty for an incident on Sept. 21, when she didn’t put on a masks on the Home flooring. The superb is $500 for a primary offense and $2,500 for every subsequent violation.
Greene, who apologized in Junefor evaluating masks guidelines to the Holocaust, didn’t enchantment the superb.
Greene was first fined in Could as a part of a gaggle of Home Republicans who refused to put on masks and once more for an incident within the Home on Sept. 8.
Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., lately complained about her lack of a masks at a Home Judiciary Committee listening to with Lawyer Basic Merrick Garland final week.
Greene was defiant in a press release to NBC Information on Monday, saying, “I am taking a stand on the Home flooring as a result of I do not need the folks to face alone.”
The Ethics Committee additionally introduced that Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., had been fined for breaking the identical rule. He didn’t enchantment.
Clyde’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Tom Rust, the Ethics Committee’s employees director, declined to touch upon the actions.
Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., mandated masks on the recommendation of the Home doctor final yr. The mandate was lifted in June, however it was restored in late July with the unfold of the delta variant of the coronavirus.