Even when speaking

Published on 16 December, 2020

Steve Watson

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi declared Tuesday that any member of the House who does not wear a mask “will not be recognised.”

In a move which will surely see her branded as the ultimate mask ‘Karen’, Pelosi proclaimed that representatives will not be allowed to remove the face masks even when they are speaking, more than six feet away from anyone else.

Pelosi stated “Concerning the wearing of masks in the Hall of the House during the coronavirus pandemic. The chair wishes to, again, emphasize the importance of safe practices during House proceedings.”

“Accordingly, masks will now be required at all times in the Hall of the House, without exception, including while members are under recognition,” Pelosi continued.

Pelosi called the more “a matter of order and decorum in the chamber”.

“To be clear, members will not be recognized unless they are wearing a mask and recognition will be withdrawn if they remove the mask while speaking,” Pelosi added.

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