When asked about Kevin McCarthy’s comment that mask mandates for vaccinated people are against science, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded with “he’s such a moron”.
Make no mistake – The threat of bringing masks back is not a decision based on science, but a decision conjured up by liberal government officials who want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state.Kevin mcCarthy
McCarthy’s claim comes in reaction to the CDC’s new guidance for vaccinated people.
Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s chief spokesperson, tweeted, “Unfortunately, we can’t verify this audio because of poor quality, but I can confirm that the Speaker believes that saying a mask requirement is ‘not a decision based on science’ is moronic”.
McCarthy responded Wednesday with questions for Pelosi, asking her to explain the mandate.
Can she explained to me when the CDC says only vaccinated people need to wear a mask in hotspots … [D.C. is] not with more than 86% of vaccination within here. Can she explain to me the less than 1% affected there. So it’s a lot of questions if she knows so much science explain to me where the science changes in the rotunda.Kevin Mccarthy
On Tuesday, the CDC announced that vaccinated people in areas with high COVID-19 case counts should wear masks in indoor public settings. This new suggestion follows belief that the delta variant can still infect vaccinated individuals.
Capitol Attending Physician Brian Monahan chose to issue another mask mandate for the House with input from Pelosi. The White House also reissued a mandate Tuesday.
Some states have already begun issuing new mask mandates and it’s likely that more states and cities will follow the new CDC guidance.