Representative. Alhan Omar, A Minnesota Democrat criticized the representative. Marjorie Taylor Green., A Georgia Republican, and accused him of hypocrisy when a picture of a right-wing congresswoman wearing a mask on a plane circulating on social media.
Has been green Extremely critical of the mask mandate And other public health guidelines on the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Image posted. Twitter Green was shown riding, which a Twitter user said was a first-class Delta Airlines flight. The GOP Congress Women appears to be complying with federal law, which currently requires a mask to be worn on airplanes at all times, regardless of whether it is a vaccine or not, unless a passenger is actively eating or drinking.
“Champion for the people against the elite is in first class on a government-purchased ticket (tax dollars)! 4 # January 6 Rebel ?!” Twitter user Thomas McIntyre captioned the photo to Green.
Omar retweeted the post and attacked his Republican colleague.
The Democratic Congresswoman tweeted, “I like how it revolves around the railings against the mask mandate but it is enforced again and again when no one pays attention.
“His rhetoric has endangered the lives of many people. It is a public epidemic and all public health measures must be followed and encouraged. “Let them go against the mandate but follow them themselves when no one is looking. It is hypocritical and necessary. Be exposed,” Omar wrote.
Republican lawmakers have been fined at least twice for not wearing a mask on the floor of the House of Representatives when they are seen abiding by a plane’s mandate. On September 8, the House Committee on Ethics announced that Green had received a fine from the Office of the Sergeant of Arms in early August. This was the second fine of a Congress woman. USA Today. Is informed. Under the current House Mask Mandate, violators are fined $ 500 for their first offense and 25 2,500 for their second offense.
“You know, we can look back at a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star and they were definitely treated like second-class citizens, so much so that They were put on trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany, “Green said in an interview with the Voice of America in May, referring to the House members’ mask mandate.
Several weeks later, Green apologized. “I’m really sorry to hurt those who made the Holocaust remarks,” the Georgia Republican told reporters for the controversial comparison. “There is no comparison and there never will be.”
Green, along with many other Republicans, has also been highly critical of the president. Joe BidenThe latest vaccine order, which will reportedly directly affect tens of millions of Americans. In a tweet on Saturday, he criticized Biden and the Democrats for “being angry with the people, who rely on their immune system against covid and reject the dictatorial vaccine mandate.”
Newsweek Green’s press secretary was contacted for comment but did not immediately respond.