On Wednesday, you could clearly see Democrat Congressman David Cicilline of Rhode Island pull down his mask to sneeze into his hand.
This happened on the House floor during the debate over impeaching President Donald Trump for allegedly inciting the crowd that attacked the Capitol last week.
Democrat Congressman Cicilline Ignores COVID Safety
Cicilline is one of the impeachment managers appointed by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Sitting behind Democratic Congresswoman Yvette Clark, who was advocating to impeach Trump, you could clearly see Cicilline pull down his mask and sneezed into his hand.
— McShannon’s Beard (@McShannonsBeard) January 14, 2021
After he sneezes, the congressman pulls his mask back up.
Did I really just see David Cicilline take his mask off, sneeze in his hand, then put his mask back on …….
— Lauren Campbell (@laurencamppbell) January 13, 2021
Democrats Demand Fines For Not Wearing Masks
More than a few Democrats have called for fines for members of Congress who do not wear a mask while on the floor.
Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal recently announced she had COVID-19, blamed it on GOP members, and declared that there should be “serious fines” for any member who refuse to wear one.
Jayapal said, “Additionally, any Member who refuses to wear a mask should be immediately removed from the floor by the Sergeant at Arms. This is not a joke.”
Wear A Mask Or Pay A Fine
The Hill reported Tuesday, “House Democrats on Tuesday will adopt new rules slapping fines on any lawmakers who refuse to wear masks on the chamber floor.”
“The new guidelines will hit offending lawmakers with a $500 fine on the first offense and $2,500 on the second, to be deducted from the lawmakers’ pay, according to a senior Democratic aide,” The Hill noted.
Republican Congressman Thomas Massie responded by asking if the fines were constitutional.
“How does this not violate the 27th amendment which states: “No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.”
How does this not violate the 27th amendment which states:
“No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.” ? https://t.co/2Alvg0Lr7V
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) January 14, 2021
Legal or not, don’t expect any penalties for Democratic Congressman David Cicilline.