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Chip Roy Rages Against Nancy Pelosi’s Mask Mandate for House Lawmakers

Republican United States Congressman Chip Roy of Texas on Wednesday raged against the new mask mandate that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reimposed on Tuesday evening in response to the rapidly spreading COVID-19 Delta variant.

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“We have a crisis at our border and we’re playing footsie with mask mandates in the People’s House. It’s absolutely absurd what this body is doing, the People’s House. It’s an embarrassment, a mockery, and the American people are fed up. They want to go back to life. They want to go back to business. They want to go back to school without their children being forced to wear masks, being put in the corner, and having mental health issues. And we’re running around here – the Speaker comes down here at ten o’clock in the morning saying we gotta wear masks in the People’s House while we’ve got thousands of people pouring across our border – and Democrats don’t do a darn thing about it – heavily infected with COVID,” Roy seethed.

The same can be said of individuals who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

After quoting a New York Times headline, Roy continued his tantrum.

“We are absolutely sick and tired of it, and so are the American people. This sham of an institution is doing nothing for the American people – nothing for the betterment of the people who send their representatives here. I just met this morning with an organization that tries to take care of people from human trafficking. I met with an elected official from Mexico while cartels are raping and pillaging and killing. We have people infected with COVID coming across our southern border into Texas, and you all put masks – masks up front here in the People’s House? We oughta go around and see – okay we can’t come to the floor – I can’t exercise my constitutional duty unless I wear a mask,”  Roy shrieked.

“Which is it, vaccines or masks? Do the vaccines work or they don’t work? Do the masks work or they don’t work? I’d like to know which it is. I’d like Doctor [Anthony] Fauci to come down and answer a single question about natural immunity. If you’ve been infected with the virus, do you have immunity? Or are they just gonna go around poking people saying, ‘you must take a vaccine. Oh but sorry the vaccine doesn’t work. You must wear a mask.’ This institution is a sham and we should adjourn and shut this place down,” Roy concluded.

While studies show that survivors of COVID-19 have “robust immunity,” that natural protection may only last for a limited time. Researchers have found that antibody levels – whether from vaccines or prior infection – may provide less protection against the Delta variant when compared to other strains.

Republicans would be wise to remember that science is not static, especially regarding a virus that is still relatively new.

Watch below via The Daily Mail:



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