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.
In today’s edition of Pelosi’s abuse of power, Capitol Police have been directed to arrest staff and visitors to comply with her mask mandate for vaccinated individuals.
For Members, they advise not arresting but “reporting Members to SAA for their failure to comply.”
— Congresswoman Kat Cammack (@RepKatCammack) July 29, 2021
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.
This is INSANE. Might as well come into my office and arrest my entire staff. We are not wearing masks. I support the Capitol Hill Police, but the Chief of Police made a mistake here. The physician and the chief of police don’t have this authority. https://t.co/CgiSuNvE8c
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) July 29, 2021
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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/7vDNn4Tzke
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) July 29, 2021
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