Marjorie Taylor Greene brags about getting a gigantic monetary fine for refusing to wear masks
As the death toll from COVID-19 continues to increase — passing 5.4 million worldwide and 830,000 in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore — far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has maintained her adamant opposition to vaccines, protective face masks and social distancing precautions. Greene has received almost $90,000 in fines for defying mask requirements, and those fines are a badge of honor for the MAGA Republican and Donald Trump loyalist.
During an appearance on right-wing Newsmax TV, a Fox News competitor, this week, Greene boasted, “I take the fines on the House floor. I'm up to almost $90,000 in fines on the House floor, because I believe as a representative — in order to represent the people, I have to be willing to do it myself. So, that’s why I don’t wear a mask, and I’m just trying to fight the fight for the people that are against it.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene brags "I take the fines on the House floor. I'm up to almost $90,000 in fines"pic.twitter.com/I39RjjU1eg— Jason Campbell (@Jason Campbell) 1641392199
Greene also told Newsmax’s Shaun Kraisman, “I’m very much against masks, especially for children. I think that it’s awful to mask children when they have virtually no threat from COVID…. Masking doesn’t work.”
In fact, COVID-19 can be dangerous to people of all ages, especially those who are unvaccinated. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, face masks — especially medical N-95 masks — slow down the spread of COVID-19.
When members of the U.S. House of Representatives defy the House’s mask rules, they are fined $500 for a first offense and $2500 for each offense after that.
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