Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), which is one of the states that leading the US in COVID cases, tried to adjourn the House protest the mask mandate, and it failed.
Here is what happened when Republicans tried to force the House to adjourn:
197-225: House voted against adjourning for the day, requested by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) to protest the House mask wearing requirement being reimposed.
7 Republicans joined all Democrats in voting No. pic.twitter.com/vvu3Nxctwa
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) July 28, 2021
Way to flex your muscles and show Democrats that masks are bad.
Oh. Wait a minute.
Republicans Couldn’t Even Get All Of The House Republicans To Support Their Protest.
The motion crashed and burned because House Republicans couldn’t even agree among themselves to protest the mask mandate.
A good rule of thumb for a member of Congress is to make sure that you actually have the support of all the members of your caucus before you launch a protest, or else you will look like a complete idiot when it fails.
Speaker Pelosi brought back the mask mandate on the House floor, because surprise, many House Republicans have refused to get vaccinated. The vaccination rate among members of the House is not 100%, so Speaker Pelosi really had no choice.
Speaker Pelosi is trying to protect people, but even in failure, the message from House Republicans is that they want to spread COVID and kill as many of their supporters as possible.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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