GOP Lawmakers Defy Speaker Pelosi’s ‘Insane’ Arrest Order for Refusing to Mask in Capitol

Nancy Pelosi among fellow Democrats at a Stop Asian Hate event wearing masks(Cropped) / Photo by the Senate Democrats via (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) Flickr

While the Biden Border crisis continues to allow thousands upon thousands of potentially COVID-infected illegal migrants to enter the United States, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has mandated that everyone in the U.S. Capitol on the House side must wear face masks or face arrest by the Capitol Police.

This order does not apply to the Senate.

Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger sent a bulletin to members of Congress that stated that face masks must be worn by everyone “at all times” on the House side of the Capitol complex starting Thursday, even those who are fully vaccinated.

Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) posted a copy of the memo.

The order includes legislators and their staff, fully vaccinated or not, but the memo does add that neither lawmakers nor their staff should be arrested for failing to mask. Instead, they should be referred to the House Sergeant at Arms.

However, it appears from the bulletin that lawmakers and staff can be arrested for ‘trespassing’ or ‘unlawful entry’ if they violate orders barring those unmasked from entering Capitol grounds.

Manger informed Congress members that the “Capitol Division shall enforce this mask policy on all staff and visitors” in the House side of the Capitol building.

“If a visitor or staff member fails to wear a mask after a request is made to do so, the visitor or staff shall be denied entry to the House Office Buildings or House-side of the U.S. Capitol,” the bulletin said. “Any person who fails to either comply or leave the premises after being asked to do so would be subject to an arrest for Unlawful Entry.”

Shocked Republican lawmakers responded angrily to the Pelosi order, some challenging the Capitol Police to “come and get them.” Here are some sample GOP tweets:

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) tweeted: “Here are the facts, @SpeakerPelosi: 85% of House Members are vaccinated. 70% of the Congressional workforce is vaccinated. Transmission rate on the Hill is .5%. Senate has no mask mandate. Pelosi’s political theater is only aimed at distracting from her radical agenda.”

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.): “In Biden-Pelosi’s America the maskless are arrested while the looters, shoplifters, and border crossers go free.”

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) dared Capitol Police to arrest his “entire staff.”

“This is INSANE. Might as well come into my office and arrest my entire staff. We are not wearing masks,” Massie tweeted.

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) posted a video on Twitter of her walking maskless in the Capitol with the caption: “Madam Speaker, your insane power grab is showing. Today I’m not wearing a mask outside of the chamber b/c I follow science — not Pelosi. Come and get me.”

A defiant Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) also challenged Pelosi by declaring “Nancy Pelosi has lost her damn mind, arresting staff and visitors for not wearing masks? This is the People’s House, not her House. Let me make it easy for you, Speaker Pelosi, my office, and my visitors won’t comply — have an issue with that? Come see me.”

Rep. Barry Moore (R-Ala.) simply stated, “Nope. #IWillNotComply.” ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Joey
Joey
1 month ago

Covid has never been a virus. The control is the virus.

Sararay
1 month ago

“Insan-ity” is a kind word for it.

Kelli Armstrong
Kelli Armstrong
1 month ago

Should we get a throne, and a crown for her majesty? She obviously thinks she is the queen. She belongs in a mental institution, as does Kamala. Biden belongs in a nursing home. There is plainly no real leadership in the Capitol. Everyone is plainly in it for themselves. They are not even trying to lead. Their intent is to merely subjugate, use, and profit of the people. I haven’t the faintest notion how to do it. But we the people need to clean house, and get some real leadership in there before it is too late. Pelosi needs to go first. then Biden, then Kamala. Then we need to find out who the main puppet master is, and get him out of there, and put someone, who has some common sense, and loves America, in charge, temporarily, while we elect new leaders.

pstierle
pstierle
1 month ago

B. Hussein Obama

glenn edward davis
glenn edward davis
1 month ago

I suspect that she has an extreme case of “penis envy”.

cozycalico
cozycalico
1 month ago

PIglosy surelly lives up to her nickname very well I would say.

Pawn
Pawn
1 month ago

pelosi doesn’t know science,all she knws is corruption and who pays ner to do their bidding. She is a trator and need s to be hung immediately. O and confoscate all he wealth and her husbands because he never made a cent with the help of corrupt nancy

joe
joe
1 month ago

Republicans need to recycle the old bag in the 2022 elections, by retaking control of the US House!

Flothow
Flothow
1 month ago

Power for powers sake is dictatorship. Remove her as Speaker of the House! She has been and is unfit for any position


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