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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:20 PM

3 GOP House members lose appeals over $500 mask fines

Source: AP

By MEG KINNARD

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Three Republican U.S. House members have lost appeals challenging fines for not wearing face coverings on the House floor earlier this year.

On Tuesday, the U.S. House Ethics Committee released statements noting that U.S. Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Ralph Norman of South Carolina had failed in their appeals of $500 fines issued in May.

The Republicans challenged the fines in June, arguing that the mandate was out of sync with recent federal guidance on face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The vote in question happened a week after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance noting that “fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing.”

At the time, face coverings were still required on the floor, a mandate put in place by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in June 2020. Even after the updated CDC guidance in May, Dr. Brian Monahan, Congress’ attending physician, wrote that “mask requirement and other guidelines remain unchanged until all Members and floor staff are fully vaccinated.”



Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., talks to the media about her suspend accounts on Twitter, during a news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/health-government-and-politics-coronavirus-pandemic-eae783d8a8abf94fbb1e0d78061b3ebb

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Reply 3 GOP House members lose appeals over $500 mask fines (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jul 20 OP
SheltieLover Jul 20 #1
mpcamb Jul 21 #9
MyOwnPeace Jul 20 #2
Red Mountain Jul 20 #3
bucolic_frolic Jul 20 #4
dixiegrrrrl Jul 20 #5
GulfCoast66 Jul 21 #6
LetMyPeopleVote Jul 21 #7
Ford_Prefect Jul 21 #8
lagomorph777 Jul 21 #10
Skittles Jul 21 #11

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:25 PM

1. Good!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:44 AM

9. Now don't let them set foot in the Capitol till they pay the fine!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:29 PM

2. A person elected to make rules?

Following them can be such a bitch -especially when THEY have to follow them!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:33 PM

3. No real court costs here but......

they should have to pay something for the process they intentionally started.

This isn't an honest disagreement between honest folks.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 10:12 PM

4. Trying to get their tickets fixed - what kind of example is that?

Whining no-good over-privileged louts

Whine like Trump! So UNFAIR to me! WhAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 10:43 PM

5. So she indirectly admits to being vaccinated


A fact she has been trying to hide from her base base.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:11 AM

6. This is for publicity

The constitution is clear the House sets its own rules. Even a conservative court will not interfering.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:13 AM

7. K&R

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:49 AM

8. Mea Culpa is not a phrase in the GOP usage guide for aspiring House Members???

Imagine...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:01 PM

10. Good, and it's time to re-instate the mask requirements.

With the Delta variant now rampant, vax AND mask has to be the norm.

Also, there's the added benefit of covering up Perjury Traitor Gangreene's evil face.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:16 PM

11. that gal really needs to start wearing sleeves

very unflattering look

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