When the physician of the U.S. Capitol said congressmen and staffers must mask up, vaccination regardless, GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had an answer.
Mask mandates, he said, aren’t based on science, but instead on keeping Americans in a perpetual state of fear.
Leftist news reporters dutifully ran to 81-year-old House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she was about to jump in her taxpayer-subsidized limo. The bright lights of the news business asked for a comment.
Replied the maskless octogenarian: “He’s such a moron.”
That hardly bespeaks a yearning for the “unity” Democrats said the country needed during the 2020 elections. But that aside, even if McCarthy is a moron, Pelosi ain’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, either.
Recall what she did as the China Virus began its deadly march across the nation. She encouraged everyone to visit Chinatown to prove they weren’t racists.
Following “guidance” from the Centers for Disease Control, Capitol doc Brian Monahan reimposed the mask mandate for the House but not the Senate. Next morning, Pelosi ordered everyone to wear the stifling face diapers.
McCarthy was none too happy about it, and said so on Twitter:
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.
Noting that the mandate came from Monahan and “we honor it,” Pelosi was characteristically nasty when a gaggle of reporters invited an opinion about McCarthy’s remarks.
Pelosi’s chief bottle washer repeated the slur:
Unfortunately, we can’t verify this audio because of poor quality, but I can confirm that the Speaker believes that saying a mask requirement is “not a decision based on science” is moronic.
Hours later, a reporter asked about the remark. Pelosi punted.
I said earlier in my comments, science, science, science and science. When almost every subject that you can name, science is the answer — whether it’s the climate crisis, whether it’s a health crisis, whether it’s our pre-eminence in the world in technology, science, science, science, science. To say that wearing a mask is not based on science I think is not wise and that was my comment. And that’s all I’m gonna say about that.
McCarthy wanted Pelosi to explain the science behind Monahan’s order: Only the House side need mask up.
“If she’s so brilliant, can she tell me where the science in the building changes between the House and the Senate?” he asked. “If she knows so much science, explain to me where the science changes in the Rotunda.”
Nancy in Chinatown
Pelosi ignored the science as the China Virus was just getting legs last year. On February 24, she visited Chinatown — maskless, of course — to say no one should be afraid to follow her example:
We should come to Chinatown. Precautions have been taken by our city. We know that there is concern surrounding tourism, traveling all throughout the world, but we think it’s very safe to be in Chinatown and hope that others will come.
It’s lovely here. The food is delicious, the shops are prospering, the parade was great. Walking tours continue. Please come and visit and enjoy Chinatown.
When Fox anchor Chris Wallace confronted Pelosi about the visit after she gave President Trump an “F” for underestimating the severity of the contagion, Pelosi denied doing the same thing.
“What we’re trying to do is to end the discrimination, the stigma, that was going out against the Asian-American community…. Chinatown has been a model of containing and — and preventing the virus,” she said.
Asked Wallace, “don’t you think … when you’re about walking without any mask … weren’t you also adding to this perception that there wasn’t such a threat generally?”
Replied the brilliant Pelosi:
No. I was saying that you should not discriminate against — discriminate against Chinese-Americans as some in our administration were doing by the way they were labeling the flu.
As for masks in general, in May, no less a personage than President Joe Biden, who always follows the science, science, science, science, as Pelosi calls it, said the vaxxed don’t need masks.
H/T: Bizpac Review