(RepublicanNews.org) – Tensions are rising along with the rate of new COVID-19 cases as the country moves closer to the flu and cold season. There’s no love lost between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). McCarthy has consistently spoken out against Pelosi’s coronavirus restrictions. Yet, at the same time, she’s been resorting to personal insults.
Capitol physician Brian Monahan issued a memo reinstating facemask mandates in the House Chamber on Tuesday, July 27. He based his decision on rising COVID-19 cases and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). McCarthy pushed back on the restriction on Twitter, writing the decision was political and not based on science.
Make no mistake—The threat of bringing masks back is not a decision based on science, but a decision conjured up by liberal government officials who want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) July 28, 2021
Reporters caught up to Pelosi the next day and asked her about Monahan’s directive. She said he had the authority to issue the mandate, adding she had nothing else to say about the issue other than to confirm her intention to honor the decision.
A reporter followed up and asked Pelosi about McCarthy’s opposition to the idea of wearing masks. Pelosi avoided the question. Instead, she lashed out, stating, “[McCarthy’s] such a moron.”
When asked by @frankthorp about @GOPLeader’s criticism of the mask mandate being reinstated in the House, @SpeakerPelosi responds as she’s getting in her SUV: “He’s such a moron.” pic.twitter.com/2WUwE3A9wR
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) July 28, 2021
The simple truth is there are reasonable questions that need answers with the COVID-19 Delta variant sweeping across the country. The latest CDC report indicates the Delta variant accounts for 82.2% of all new COVID-19 infections for the week ending July 17.
However, instead of talking policy like Leader McCarthy, Pelosi sees fit to hurl insults, then hop into her waiting car and drive away.
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