A newly elected Republican Congresswoman from Georgia is defending her resolution to not put on a masks whereas locked in a safe room with different Home members in the course of the assault on the U.S. Capitol final week. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene additionally mentioned it was “insane” forfor COVID-19 guilty Republicans.
“It’s completely ridiculous and insane guilty us,” Greene told Fox Information. “[We] didn’t have COVID or any signs.”
Greene spoke after Democratic Representatives Brad Schneider, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Pramila Jayapal all examined constructive for COVID-19. The attending doctor for the Capitol had warned members they might have been “uncovered to a different occupant with coronavirus an infection.”
Greene instructed Fox Information she examined unfavourable for COVID-19 on January 4 and mentioned that People shouldn’t be compelled to put on a masks. She added that “wholesome folks don’t unfold COVID.”
Well being specialists have repeatedly warned that asymptomatic folks can nonetheless unfold COVID-19 to others.
Dozens of lawmakers had been whisked to the safe location after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol final week, breaking via barricades to roam the halls and places of work and ransacking the constructing. Video obtained by Punchbowl News confirmed a number of Republican members — together with Greene — declining to put on masks, whilst they had been locked in a safe location for a number of hours.
After saying their constructive checks this week, Schneider, Coleman and Jayapal have lashed out on the lawmakers who refused to put on masks.
“A number of Republican lawmakers within the room adamantly refused to put on a masks…even when politely requested by their colleagues,” Schneider mentioned. “At this time, I’m now in strict isolation, apprehensive that I’ve risked my spouse’s well being and indignant on the selfishness and vanity of the anti-maskers who put their very own contempt and disrespect for decency forward of the well being and security of their colleagues and our workers.”
Jayapal famous in her statement that “a number of Republicans not solely cruelly refused to put on a masks however mocked colleagues and workers who supplied them one.”
Grace Segers contributed to this report.