Well, 2021 certainly is starting off much like the wild, wild West. People are getting thrown out of Congress and engaging in screaming matches. Looks as if it is going to be an interesting year, a better deal all the way around than the last four years. Look at what just happened.
Politico’s Senior Writer Jake Sherman was there for the swearing-in ceremony when all the action began. He tweeted:
‘2 new Republicans — including @mtgreenee— are being told by House floor staff that they have to put their masks on. as of now, they seem to be telling the floor staff that they will not put it on. Taylor Greene is leaving the floor with the other R, who were trying to ID’
Then, Sherman went on to the next off-the-wall event, a “screaming match:”
‘Now, the Republiacn (sic) and Democratic floor staff are in a screaming match on the floor. So this Congress is going great already’
Two of the House Republicans got into such trouble, they were kicked out of the House. The reason QAnon Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and another representative had to leave was that they refused to wear their masks. Keep in mind, newly-elected Luke Letlow (R-LA), 41, died one day before he was to be sworn in as a House of Representatives member. He died of COVID-19 complications.
He had suffered a heart attack after a successful operation to remove a blood clot, according to The New York Post. Coronavirus, although an airborne contaminant, is a blood clot disease. The original blood clot was believed to be unrelated. The father of two toddlers would have represented Louisana’s 5th District.
Apparently, that was not a good enough reason to motivate Greene to wear her mask. Close Trump ally Louie Gohmert (R-TX) also appeared maskless on the House floor.
Then, there was the screaming match between the Republicans’ and the Democrats’ staff members. Some blame Donald Trump for churning up the waters surrounding his followers by continually feeding them conspiracy theories chum. Plus, he has burned Republicans’ institutional respect to the ground during his four years in office.
Later, Greene sent out a poison tweet directed at Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore, who announced on December 28 that she’d tested positive for COVID, YAHOO reported. Moore quarantined for two weeks, and her physician told her it would be alright for her to attend the swearing-in. Even so, Moore did not use a plexiglass enclosure to vote.
That sparked anger from the Republican side of the House. Green tweeted:
‘@SpeakerPelosi changed the COVID rules because she is desperate to cling to the gavel. No one can attack me about masks, when Pelosi is sending Democrats to the floor with positive COVID tests to vote for her for Speaker.’
In an earlier tweet, she said the reason she was in Washington was to “Save America and Stop Socialism:”
‘I’m here to fight for my children’s future and the next generation’s American Dream. It’s time to Save America and Stop Socialism. Let’s do this!’
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