On Wednesday, QAnon fanatic and GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert, of Colorado, made a scene on the House floor after she entered the chamber without a mask and a staffer tried to give her one, POLITICO’s Sarah Ferris and ABC News’ Ben Siegel reported.
“Wow. GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert just threw a mask in the face of a floor staffer when she came to the floor not wearing one, per someone watching the exchange,” Ferris tweeted this Wednesday.
“Rep. Lauren Boebert just threw a mask back at a Democratic floor staffer who tried to give her one, per source on the House floor who saw it happen,” Siegel added.
The incident comes following the reinstatement of a mask mandate for the House floor.
“For all House Office Buildings, the Hall of the House, and House Committee Meetings, wearing of a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask is required when an individual is in an interior space and other individuals are present,” read an announcement from the Capitol physician.
Rep. Lauren Boebert just threw a mask back at a Democratic floor staffer who tried to give her one, per source on the House floor who saw it happen.
As of last night, the latest House guidance requires mask wearing on the floor and in most group meetings/spaces.
— Ben Siegel (@bensiegel) July 28, 2021
Boebert then took her her COVID-denialist rhetoric to Twitter by sharing a video of Trump to express her displeasure with the rule:
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) July 28, 2021