3 Republican House Members Sue Pelosi Over Mask Fines
By J. Edward Moreno (July 27, 2021, 4:31 PM EDT) -- Three GOP members of Congress sued House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday for imposing fines against them for not wearing face coverings on the House floor earlier this year, arguing that it is unconstitutional to force minority members to convey political messages they disagree with.
Reps.Thomas Massie, R-Ky., Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Ralph Norman, R-S.C., say Pelosi, Sergeant at Arms William J. Walker and Chief Administrative Officer Catherine Szpindor designed the House rules to limit the spread of the coronavirus "not for safety, but to compel symbolic speech."
In January the House passed a resolution that required members to wear...
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