GOP Rep. Massie Refuses To Follow Pelosi Floor Mask Mandate: ‘Not Based On Science’

On Tuesday, Republican Congressman Thomas Massie slammed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s mask requirement, while a group of Republicans refused to abide by the rule.

Massie said her mandate had little scientific backing and refused to wear a mask on the House floor, tweeting, “We’ve had enough.”

RELATED: Rashida Tlaib Attacks Biden For Not Saying ‘Palestinians Deserve Human Rights’ – Demands He ‘Speak Out Against This Violence’

Massie: ‘Her Rule Is Not Based On Science’

“We are refusing to wear our masks on the floor during this vote in spite of Pelosi’s threat to take $500 from each of us,” he added.

“Her rule is not based on science,” Massie continued. “All you need to know is the mask rule has only ever applied to members when they can be seen on TV!”

Along with about eight other GOP members on Tuesday, Massie reportedly refused to wear a mask on the House floor.

“I can’t hear you with your mask on,” Massie shouted at an unspecified Democrat who confronted the maskless Republicans, according to Politico’s Melania Zenona.

CDC Said Thursday That Mask Wearing Not Necessary For Those Fully Vaccinated

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the White House declared that fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks indoors or outdoors. 

This prompted a group of over thirty House Republicans led by Republican Congressman Bob Gibbs to send a letter to Pelosi insisting that she lift her House mask mandate.

The letter read, “Speaker Pelosi, In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance released on May 13, 2021 we urge you to immediately return to normal voting procedures and end mandatory mask requirements in the House of Representatives.” 

RELATED: Poll: Overwhelming Majority Of GOP Voters Agree With Trump Policies, Approve Of Ousting Liz Cheney

Pelosi Requires Mask Mandate

“The United States Congress must serve as a model to show the country we can resume normal life through vaccination,” the letter advised. “Let’s follow the science and get back to work.”

But Speaker Pelosi has shown no signs thus far that she has any interest in following the CDC guidelines.

“A spokesperson for Pelosi confirmed to Bloomberg that the mask mandate would remain because it’s not known how many lawmakers and their staff are vaccinated.”

Business Insider notes that the Senate does not have a mask mandate. 


Now is the time to support and share the sources you trust.
The Political Insider ranks #16 on Feedspot’s “Top 70 Conservative Political Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2021.”


John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

View Comments

  • Yes they do !!! But yes she is so ugly she needs to keep on at all times.even while sleeping. Easier for as long as she breaths !!!

  • That's why I wojld send that message any way. If the damocraps don't like it I will do it . And I will keep doing it . I will not comply with communist. If you do it's will be your fault what will happen next from these commies.

  • This federal government needs to be sent down the river . they are in on this crap as will.

  • Remember everyone . you are supposed to be kind to Dumb animals. Fact is she is so old and demented she have a head full of that cream filling that comes from bananas . And it had made her drunk and stupid.

  • Real R's would bring a roll of duct tape and replace Nancy Pee's mask with something more permanent......Ubetcha!..............

  • If only her mask could keep the lies she tells from leaving her mouth...you know, like germs?

  • Do like I did , don't do it . I have not wore any mask at all. From the beginning

  • Say Mr. or Ms. or Mrs. Guest, I agree with you, that Missy Pilosi has one ugly face, but her questionable sister Missy Maxine "The Rude, Biased, Confrontational, Racist Inciter Of Violence" Waters Sincerely has one that is even Uglier!!!

  • How about all of that knitting on producing a lot of Chastity Belts, in small sizes for the face, and the Larger Sizes For Where They Are Needed Also!!!

Recent Posts

‘Beyond Parody’: CNN Announces They’re Hiring Team To Cover ‘Misinformation’

CNN Business Managing Editor Alex Koppelman announced on Twitter Tuesday that the network is hiring…

4 hours ago

Why Blind Trusts For Members Of Congress Are A Ruse

By Lucas Kunce for RealClearPolitics After getting called out for insider trading, members of Congress from both parties are…

4 hours ago

Report: Dozens Of Former Trump Officials Plot Efforts To Stop Trump In 2024

Nearly three dozen officials who worked in former President Donald Trump's administration or orbit held…

6 hours ago

VIDEO: Heckler Interrupts NYC Mayor Eric Adams: ‘Shut The F*** Up’

New York City Mayor Eric Adams was interrupted before a crowd at Madison Square Garden…

7 hours ago

Princeton Receives NASA Grant To Study How Humans Would React To Aliens

By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy Many of us have pondered how we would react to…

8 hours ago

After Public Questions, Now House Select Committee Will ‘Formally’ Speak With Capitol Riot Figure Ray Epps

Ray Epps, a leader of the "Oath Keepers" group who was seen on video the…

8 hours ago