Speaker Nancy Pelosi doubled-down Wednesday after calling House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a “moron”; saying his comments on mask mandates are “not wise.”
“Is Kevin McCarthy a moron, and if so, why?” asked one reporter.
“I said earlier in my comments, Science, science, science, and science … To say that wearing a mask is not based on science, I think is not wise, and that was my comment,” responded Pelosi.
Speaker Pelosi is asked about calling @GOPLeader McCarthy a “moron” for criticizing House mask mandate:
“Science, science, science, and science … To say that wearing a mask is not based on science, I think is not wise, and that was my comment."pic.twitter.com/Wr2b6RG7SK
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 28, 2021
“He’s such a moron,” said Pelosi as she entered her SUV near the Capitol complex earlier Wednesday.
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
“If she’s so brilliant, can she explain to me where the science in the building changes between the House and the Senate,” fired-back McCarthy.
"If she's so brilliant, can she explain to me where the science in the building changes between the House and the Senate," McCarthy tells reporters of Pelosi's comment, per pool. https://t.co/EGvgIhYkg7
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 28, 2021
Masks will once-again be required for all people in the House of Representatives just one month after relaxing the rules to comply with new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.
“To be clear, for meetings in an enclosed US House of Representatives controlled space, masks are REQUIRED,” a letter from the Capitol Hill physician, Brian Monahan, reads.
“For the Congress, representing a collection of individuals traveling weekly from various risk areas (both high and low rates of disease transmission), all individuals should wear a well-fitted, medical-grade filtration mask (for example an ear loop surgical mask or a KN95 mask) when they are in an interior space,” Monahan added.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 28, 2021
House Minority Leader called the motivation behind the decision political shortly after the announcement, saying Democrats want to “continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state.”
“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,” posted McCarthy on social media.
The mask requirement will not apply to the Senate, where all but four members have confirmed publicly that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Read the full report at The Hill.
‘ECONOMIC JUSTICE ACT’: Schumer Reveals $350 BILLION Plan to Fight ‘Systemic Racism’
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled his $350 billion plan to fight “systemic racism” in America Thursday; introducing new legislation called the ‘Economic Justice Act.’
“The Economic Justice Act calls for 10 major investments over the next five years to help communities of color with child care, health care, jobs programs, infrastructure improvements and housing assistance,” reports Fox News.
“Senate Democrats framed their proposal as a downpayment on calls to address systemic racism and economic disparities that have been spotlighted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and death of George Floyd. There’s a growing movement underway for Congress to tackle the disparities through slavery reparations to African Americans,” adds Fox.
“Long before the pandemic, long before this recession, long before this year’s protests, structural inequalities have persisted in health care and housing, the economy and education,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement. “COVID-19 has only magnified these injustices and we must confront them with lasting, meaningful solutions that tear down economic and social barriers, and reinvest in historically underserved communities. The Economic Justice Act is a needed step in a long journey to address systematic racism and historic underinvestment in communities of color.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
‘ENOUGH’: Governor Newsom Sued by Restaurant Owner Over California CoVID Lockdown
From Fox News:
A California restaurant is suing California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state officials over an order that forced it to close due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic after its owner shared a video of a television production with tables set up next to it.
In a lawsuit filed Sunday in federal court, the owner of the Pineapple Hill Saloon & Grill in Sherman Oaks claims that Newsom’s orders have been overbroad and not based on science and that Newsom improperly allowed an unelected State Public Health Officer to determine which businesses can stay open and which must close without legislative input.
“Defendants, in a gross abuse of their power, have seized the Coronavirus pandemic to expand their authority by unprecedented lengths, depriving Plaintiff and all other similarly situated small business owners in California of fundamental rights protected by the U.S. and California Constitutions,” the complaint states.
The restaurant has been banned from seating customers since orders earlier this month that banned outdoor dining. This was after Newsom had issued executive orders earlier in the year that allowed outdoor dining with certain safety measures and permitted limited indoor dining.
Owner Angela Marsden appeared in a video that went viral earlier this month in which she was preparing to protest the forced closure of her business after she took efforts to comply with safety guidelines to conduct outdoor dining. She showed that next door to her tent and outdoor tables which are currently not permitted to be used, there were tents and tables associated with the production of a television show set up outside in a parking lot.
Read the full report here.