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Guys, the Republicans are revolting! [“I’ll say, they stink on ice!” — Mel Brooks]
Nearly 40 maskless House Republican lawmakers walked across the Capitol and onto the Senate floor in protest of the Capitol physician’s decision to reinstate a mask mandate in the lower chamber but not in the upper chamber.
Republicans complained that the policy, backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi(D-Calif.) and other Democrats, is inconsistent, infringes on personal liberty, and is based on politics, not science.
But leave it to a Republican representative to cheat on his taxes as his own, personal, mask revolt:
(CNN)Rep. Andrew Clyde, the Georgia Republican who compared scenes from January 6 to a “tourist visit,” has found a way to evade the House’s mask fines, according to one of his GOP colleagues…
Normally fines are taken out of a member’s congressional salary, but Massie says Clyde, who owns a firearms business, “went to payroll and had his federal withholding raised to $11,284 a month. So he only gets $1 of pay.”
The maneuver is designed to prevent the House from garnishing his wages.
All of this performance art and waste of time just to avoid a few inches of cloth over their pie holes.