Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) a “moron” for opposing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new recommendations for individuals, even those vaccinated, to get masked up again to fight COVID-19.
Pelosi’s insult was in response to a series of tweets from McCarthy, who blasted the new mask mandate as a Pelosi-imposed political tactic. “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,” McCarthy stated correctly.
In another tweet, he added, “Vaccines work and vaccinated Americans should not have to wear masks. By forcing vaccinated Americans to return to masks, the Biden administration is not only casting doubt on a safe and effective vaccine but contradicting why vaccines exist,” the minority leader added.
When asked by reporters about McCarthy’s comments, she attacked him personally rather than address his legitimate argument: “He’s such a moron.”