Republican rep appeals $500 Pelosi fine for not wearing a mask on House floor

Republican rep appeals $500 Pelosi fine for not wearing a mask on House floor
Nancy Pelosi (Image via Political Insider)

[Ed. – $500 will buy her a lot of $50-a-pint ice cream.]

Republican Florida Rep. Brian Mast appealed a $500 fine Monday from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for not wearing a mask on the House floor, according to Fox News.

Mast was fined $500 after he failed to wear a mask on the House floor, according to the report. Pelosi said she would not lift the House of Representatives’ mask mandate until all members are fully vaccinated. House members who refuse to wear their masks are subject to a $500 fine for the first offense and a $2500 fine for subsequent offenses.

“I am appealing Speaker Pelosi’s $500 fine because I was in full compliance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, and it is unlawful,” Mast said in a statement. “The scientists at the CDC told us if you are fully vaccinated, you can go about your life without wearing a mask or physically distancing. …

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