Rep. Claudia Tenney slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her reinstated mask mandate in the House of Representatives, noting that no such mandate exists across the hall in the Senate, which she says reveals the “absurdity” of the Speaker’s “abuse of power.”
“As you cross over the line into the Senate side, there are no masks required,” the congresswoman stated during an interview on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “How can the science be that there’s some invisible magnetic field that you cross and now we don’t need to wear masks anymore. This is the absurdity of Nancy Pelosi’s abuse of power, and there’s just no other way to describe it.”
Tenney went on to add that Pelosi is taking this course of action because she wants to “put on a show for the public to show how dangerous the Republicans are in one way or another, and this is what she’s getting away with.”
On Thursday, Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger ordered officers to report House members not abiding by a mask mandate and arrest staffers and others for not wearing a mask, but later in the day, the office issued a statement later Thursday backing away from the order.
Tenney then went on to tell Newsmax that she “absolutely” believes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has discredited itself by recommending everyone, vaccinated or not, wear masks when they are in places with high rates of COVID-19.advertisement — content continues below
“What’s really scary about this is I’m hearing my constituents who see this as Pelosi’s theater, which, by the way, is partially intended to throw Republicans off the game and get us talking about masks instead of talking about the inflation,” the New York Republican said.
She also asked why people are able to “come across the border, using our federal employees to foster these children” at a time when COVID-19 is once again surging.
“The children that are being trafficked across the border and the people that are COVID-19 positive, potentially bringing in what I call the Democrat variant is because it has to deal with Nancy Pelosi, not the delta variant,” Tenney added.
The mask mandate reinstatement is simply a flex of power. A lot of folks scoffed at the idea of the left using something as silly and small as masks as a means of gaining more power to oppress the people with, but it certainly seems that’s exactly what’s happening.