This week I was fined $500 by Speaker Nancy Pelosi for not wearing a mask on the Floor of the House of Representatives. I was following guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask.
Here are the facts:
I am fully vaccinated and am abiding by the guidance issued by the CDC.
According to the CDC, “fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing.”
The Capitol Attending Physician issued guidance stating that fully vaccinated individuals “can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart” in the Capitol Complex.
I was fined $500 for the first “violation.” According to Speaker Pelosi, another violation will result in a $2,500 fine.
For more than a year, Speaker Pelosi has told us to listen to scientists, and that is exactly what I am doing. But for Speaker Pelosi, this has never been about science, it's always been about power and control over the American people.
Needless to say, I will continue to follow the guidance issued by the CDC. I break it all down in this week's Week in Review video.