Dingell Wants to Fine Congress Members Who Don’t Wear Masks

January 13, 2021

Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell introduced legislation on Tuesday to fine members of Congress who refuse to wear masks on Capitol grounds $1,000 a day.

“It is not brave to refuse to wear a mask,” Dingell wrote in a press release. “It is selfish, stupid and shameful behavior that puts lives at risk.”

She added, “Days ago, a colleague of ours died from this virus and left behind a beautiful, young family to mourn his loss. Yet still, in the midst of a deadly assault on our United States Capitol, a number of our Republican colleagues laughed off rules designed to keep not just their colleagues safe, but to protect the lives of the teams of workers keeping things going, law enforcement, and staff throughout the Capitol. Now, three of our colleagues are suffering from the virus.

“We’re done playing games. Either have some common sense and wear a damn mask or pay a fine. It’s not that complicated,” Dingell stated.

The legislation would amend House rules to fine members of Congress who do not wear a mask until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deems it safe not to wear one.

Wearing a “damn mask” is not common sense. It’s anti-science hysteria. Democrats have seized on this demand as a means of controlling the populace, dehumanizing us, and demonizing those who refuse to buy into their power grab.