House Republicans & Their Staffers March Maskless To Senate To Protest New Mask Mandate

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House Republicans and their staffers marched bare faced out of the House to the Senate floor on Thursday in protest against the recently reinstated mask mandate in the House of Representatives.

Dozens of GOP members of Congress traveled across the Capitol to protest the fact that Capitol Police have been ordered to arrest staffers and visitors who are not wearing face masks and refuse to leave the House.

Fox News reports: Prior to the migration, Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, motioned to adjourn the House in protest against the mandate that Republicans have said came down from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Roy was joined by around 50 of his House colleagues, including Reps. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., Kat Cammack, R-Fla., and Byron Donalds, R-Fla.

“Congressman Roy said it succinctly on the House floor Wednesday: ‘We have a crisis at our border and we’re playing footsie with mask mandates in the people’s house,’” a Roy spokesperson told Fox News in an email.

“The fact that Speaker Pelosi is willing to have vaccinated staffers arrested for not complying with her mask mandate while the border remains wide open tells you all you need to know,” they continued. “This isn’t about science. It’s about politics and control.”

Cawthorn told Fox News in a Thursday statement that the Republicans who left the House chamber to protest the mask mandate “took a firm stance on individual liberty.”

“Along with the majority of Americans, we rejected the totalitarian, hypocritical, and arbitrary ruling from Speaker Pelosi demanding masks be worn in the House,” Cawthorn said. “My staff should never fear arrest because they practice individual responsibility.”

The North Carolina congressman’s communications director, Micah Bock, told Fox News on Thursday that he was stopped by a Capitol Police officer and prevented from entering the Cannon House Office Building for not wearing a mask.

Bock said he was advised by the officer that he had to “wear a mask to go through security” and that what he did after he went through was his “own concern.”

Republicans have taken aim at Pelosi for the mandate since the move by Capitol Police was announced on Thursday.

“The speaker of the House does not control the U.S. Capitol Police,” Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill previously told Fox News. “We were unaware of the memo until it was reported in the press.”

Capitol Police told Fox News in a Thursday email that “there is no reason it should ever come to someone being arrested.”


  1. In the thousands of residents in NSW that matched in protest against the “satanic vaccines” was included a ex nurse who together with others are demanding Nuremberg truals for nurses and doctors complicit in vaccinating the citizens ,likening then to the nasis and calling for then to hung .That’s why Australia’s been thrown into lockdown and the police have been brought out in force to squash any further uprising.

  2. It’s interesting that these congresspeople will do this (meaning protest the mask mandate in the Senate) for themselves, but they won’t take a stand like this not only for their own constituents, but also for the people of this country. This just shows where their loyalties lie-obviously, with the Deep State (meaning they only care about themselves), because if they weren’t with the Deep State, they would be fighting for ALL of us.

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