Republicans are tired of wearing masks, and they are definitely tired of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for telling them they have to.
Several Republican lawmakers have announced they are suing Pelosi after the Democratic Speaker fined them for not wearing a mask on the House floor, even though she herself has not always worn one.
The fine is no longer in place, but several members were slapped with a fine before it was lifted.
“She said everybody has to wear a mask until everybody gets vaccinated,” said Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky. “That’s when I realized if we don’t take a stand here, you’re going to run over us, but not just us. This fight is about making sure that those rules aren’t enforced across this country unfairly.”
He also argue it is a violation of the Constitution.
“[Speaker Pelosi] violated the clear language of the 27th Amendment when she imposed the mask rules,” Rep. Massie said.
Speaker Pelosi has also hinted at re-upping stricter mask mandates for lawmakers.
Of course, that won’t be received well by all.
“We will fight this,” Rep. Massie said. “She wants masks nationwide, she wants them on all of our school kids this fall. She knows if she can make it happen for the TV cameras in the House chamber, she can make it happen anywhere. Not happening Pelosi!”
Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi has also taken fire for her metal detector policy. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, and Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., have filed a lawsuit against Speaker Pelosi alleging she has put hefty fines on Republicans for skirting metal detectors while allowing Democrats to do it without the same punishment.
“Speaker Pelosi has instituted an unconstitutional policy of enforcing the screening rule against only members of the Republican minority in the House of Representatives, and exempting members of the Democratic majority from its enforcement, resulting in only Republican members being fined and having their congressional salaries reduced, all for the purpose of creating a false narrative for the political benefit of the Democratic majority,” the lawsuit says.