Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) expressed his objection to new House rules requiring all members wear either N95 of KN95 masks in order to access the House floor. According to reports from his colleagues, Posey recently just recovered from COVID-10 himself.
Members of the House of Representatives were provided with the KN95 masks to wear on the chamber floor with “MADE IN CHINA” stamped on the side.
The House physician recently ordered lawmakers to replace their cloth masks with N95 or KN95 masks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant. The masks were delivered to member offices from the Office of the Attending Physician.
Posey went further on his Twitter feed, emphasizing that a business in Florida is one of the leading suppliers of the masks in the country.
“The fact that the masks we are mandated to wear in the U.S. Congress are made in China is just one example of our inabilities to protect and treat Americans without relying on adversaries,” Wenstrup continued. “These Chinese masks further highlight our need to divest away from the [Chinese Communist Party]. Our national security and our health depend on it.”
“As usual, Speaker Pelosi fails to recognize the senseless optics of her own decision-making,” Rep. Greg Murphy, R-N.C., said Thursday. “We are fighting a virus that came from China, yet the Speaker is comfortable with publicly supporting a Chinese manufacturer, sending our taxpayer dollars overseas and further advertising our dependency on China … on the faces of Congress.
“Either Pelosi’s office neglected to realize the cruel irony of supporting ‘Made in China’ or they don’t care.”