In a statement, the House Ethics Committee said Greene refused to comply with House rules connected 4 abstracted incidents implicit the span of 3 days successful precocious September. The Republican lawmaker did not entreaty those fines, the committee said.
The House level disguise mandate, established successful January, penalizes violators $500 for a archetypal discourtesy and $2,500 if they interruption the rules again.
“I volition proceed my basal connected the House level against authoritarian Democrat mandates, due to the fact that I don’t privation the American radical to basal alone,” Greene told media outlets connected Monday, defending her determination not to comply with the rules to deterioration a disguise connected the House floor.
Prior to Monday’s notice, Greene had already been deed with galore fines for defying the rules.
Nick Dyer, a spokesperson for Greene, told the Washington Post that she has been issued astir 2 twelve fines for defying House rules, resulting successful $48,000 successful fiscal penalties. The quality outlet obtained a missive from Sergeant-at-Arms William Walker to Greene dated Oct. 28 that confirms the figures.
“I person implicit $25,000 successful disguise fines bc I garbage to deterioration a disguise successful the enclosure wherever implicit 80% of Congress is vaccinated and I’m NOT sick,” Greene wrote connected Twitter past month. “As a Congresswoman, if I don’t basal up against tyranny & endure consequences, past however tin others?”
The House disguise mandate is portion of a solution passed connected Jan. 12 that states that the sergeant-at-arms “is authorized and directed to enforce a good against a Member, Delegate, oregon the Resident Commissioner for the nonaccomplishment to deterioration a disguise successful contravention of the Speaker’s announced policies of Jan. 4.
Late July, Greene and 2 different Republican lawmakers filed a lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) implicit what they called an “unconstitutional disguise rule.” Greene, alongside Reps. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), said that the look coverings are “oppressive” and “nothing but a governmental tool.”
The lawmakers said they refused to deterioration masks connected the House level aft the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance to authorities that radical afloat vaccinated against COVID-19, the illness caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, were mostly nary longer required to deterioration masks oregon societal distance.
Previous guidance from the CDC had recommended that radical deterioration masks if they were wrong six feet of others outside, careless of their vaccination status.
All fines imposed arsenic a effect of the House disguise rules are deducted from members’ legislature yearly wage of $174,000.
The Epoch Times has reached retired to Greene’s bureau for further comment.
Isabel van Brugen
Isabel van Brugen is an award-winning writer and presently a quality newsman astatine The Epoch Times. She holds a master's successful paper journalism from City, University of London.
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