Marjorie Taylor Greene receives third fine for refusing to wear mask on House floor
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA.), who once compared COVID-19 restrictions to the Holocaust, received her third fine for refusing to wear a mask on the House floor.
“I’m taking a stand on the House floor because I don’t want the people to stand alone,” Greene said after receiving the fine.
Legislators who violate the House mask mandate receive a warning after the first offense, a $500 fine after the second, and $2,500 for each subsequent violation.
The House initially imposed its mask mandate last year, lifted it in June, and reinstated it in July amid the Delta variant surge.
In May, Greene likened the COVID-19 restrictions to “a time and history where people were told to wear a gold star … put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany.”
Greene later apologized for her comments after visiting the Holocaust Museum.
“There’s no comparison and there never ever will be,” she said.