According to Rep. Ralph Norman, if Democratic or Republican leadership across the country decide to bring back mask mandates, Americans will “revolt.” Norman himself was smacked with a $500 fine for refusing to wear a mask on the House floor.
“I don’t think they’re going to take it well,” the South Carolina Republican went on to say during an interview on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “I don’t think they’re going to take it well I think you can see massive revolts against doing this, particularly with this administration and being so hypocritical in other areas. I think they’ll revolt against it.”
The comments from the congressman came after Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke with CNN on Sunday and stated that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are considering revising coronavirus guidelines and once again recommending that everyone, including those who have been fully vaccinated, to wear masks in public.
Norman said he wants to know, instead, why the administration hasn’t established a commission to determine the origins of the virus.
“It stuns me that no one is more curious about finding out where this actually came from so we can make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Norman stated.
The lawmaker also said he’s hearing that the administration will “probably try” enforcing vaccination mandates.
“You know, we’ve got freedom in this country to choose whether we get vaccinated or not,” Norman continued. “I got vaccinated. But the same thing on the mask. Most of the doctors I talked with say masks do no good. This is another scare tactic that I think this administration is using.”
He also called it “hypocritical” that people can come across the U.S.-Mexico border who have not had a vaccine, and that immigrants are being put “all over this country.”
If the Biden administration is truly serious about attempting a vaccine mandate, “they would use that as a real reason to mandate vaccines for these people, but they’re not doing it,” the congressman added.
Norman and several other GOP congresspeople have lost an appeal concerning the fine for not wearing a mask, however, he stated on Monday they will continue with the lawsuit over the fine.