Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene posted a video on Twitter last week that shows the congresswoman sending House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) mask mandate warning through a paper shredder.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) May 19, 2021
“You can’t discriminate against people simply because they won’t wear a mask,” Greene said in the video. “Today, I refused to wear a mask on the House floor, and I received a warning from Speaker Pelosi that leads to fines if I continue to refuse to wear a mask.”
“Well, here’s what I think of your warning, Speaker Pelosi,” Greene said before entering the paper into a shredder.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) joined in a similar Twitter protest, sharing a post of Pelosi’s warning in a trash bin.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) May 19, 2021
The controversy occurred after Pelosi refused to change the House mask mandate policy despite updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.
A $500 fine per occurrence of not wearing a mask has been imposed on several House members, including Greene.
The situation shows the heated views related to the issue, as well as the many contradictory practices surrounding the national response to COVID-19. Many in the House, like other Americans, are tired of mask mandates, with some, like Greene, ready to take extreme measures to prove her point.