House Republican Throws Mask at Democratic Staffer’s Face

Freshman United States Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado could have been mistaken for a rowdy, drunk teenager on Wednesday morning when she threw a mask at a Democratic House staffer’s face.

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The incident occurred in the presence of several reporters from major media outlets who then shared what they witnessed on Twitter.

“Rep. Lauren Boebert just threw a mask back at a Democratic floor staffer who tried to give her one, per source on the House floor who saw it happen. As of last night, the latest House guidance requires mask-wearing on the floor and in most group meetings/spaces,” ABC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Ben Siegel tweeted.

“A witness told me they saw GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert throw a mask back at a floor staffer when she was offered one while trying to walk onto the floor maskless. Members can now be fined in the House when maskless,” CNN’s Chief Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju observed.

Boebert’s office defended her immature and unprofessional behavior in a statement to The Independent.

The right-wing lawmaker “refuses to comply with Speaker Pelosi’s anti-science, totalitarian mask mandate,” her spokesperson said, adding that “Americans should not succumb to the bully tactics from extreme leftists. If members of Congress cede our freedoms here, what hope is there for the people we represent?”

On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reinstituted a mask mandate for members while on the House floor or in meetings after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that face coverings should be worn in COVID-19 hot spots.

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