Rep. Lauren Boebert Reportedly Throws Face Mask At House Staffer After Being Asked Wear One
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) reportedly threw a face mask at a congressional staffer who handed her one, according to multiple reports from journalists present.
Congress reintroduced COVID mask mandates on Tuesday after the CDC issued a recommendation for vaccinated people to wear masks indoors.
ABC News’ Ben Siegel tweeted about the incident: “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.”
CNN’s Manu Raju 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.”
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Boebert’s office said that she “refuses to comply with Speaker Pelosi’s anti-science, totalitarian mask mandate.”
Her office also reported that “when offered a mask, she returned it with a quick slide across the table.”
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