A newly elected Republican congressman from Georgia is defending her decision not to wear a mask while being locked in a safe room with other House members during the attack on the US Capitol last week. Rape Marjorie Taylor Green also said it was “crazy” Democrats who have tested positive ever since For COVID-19 to blame Republicans.
“It’s completely ridiculous and crazy to blame us,” Green told Fox News. “[We] There was no COVID or any symptoms. “
Green followed by Democratic representatives Brad Schneider, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Pramila Jayapal all tested positive for COVID-19. Physicians attending for the Capitol warned members that they “may be in contact with another occupant with coronovirus infection.”
Green told Fox News that he tested negative for COVID-19 on January 4, and said that Americans should not be forced to wear masks. He stated that “healthy people do not spread COVID.”
Health experts have repeatedly warned that asymptomatic people can still spread COVID-19 to others.
Dozens of lawmakers were evacuated to safety after a mob of Trump broke barricades and ransacked the building to surround halls and offices following a storm last week. Videos obtained by Panchkol News showed several Republican members – including Green – wearing masks declining, even after they were locked in a safe place for several hours.
After announcing their positive tests this week, Schneider, Coleman and Jaipal excluded lawmakers who refused to wear masks.
“Many Republican lawmakers in the room refused to wear the mask … even when politely asked by their allies,” Schneider said. “Today, I am now in dire isolation, worried that I have put my wife’s health at risk and angry at the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-masked who have shown their contempt for decency in front of their colleagues and the safety of our health And is disregarded. ” Staff.”
Jaipal noted in his statement that “many Republicans not only brutally refused to wear the mask, but made fun of colleagues and staff who made an offer to them.”
Grace Caesars contributed to this report.