Rep. Bob Good decided to not wear a face mask on the House floor, and he could have to pay up if he does it again.
We Americans need to take off our masks and assert our freedoms. I am being threatened with a fine from the Democrat House Leadership, but I truly believe I need to lead by example.— Bob Good for Congress (@GoodForCongress) May 18, 2021
In a statement to 10 News, Good wrote: “[Wednesday], I was served my official ‘warning’ from House Democrat leadership regarding my non-compliance to their anti-science rule. Enough is enough. It’s time for House Democrats to put an end to their political theater. Follow the science. Remove the masks.”
He’s not alone. Several other GOP members defied rules on the House floor and refused to wear masks.
A Capitol official told The Hill that Reps. Brian Mast, Beth Van Duyne and Marian Miller-Meeks will receive $500 fines, and seven other GOP members will be issued first-offense warnings, including Good and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green.
Officials said that if the lawmakers go against the rules again, they could face $500 fines and subsequent fines would be $2,500.
Green posted a photo to Twitter of herself and three other Republicans on the House floor without masks: