President-elect Joe Biden has slammed Republican lawmakers who refused to put on masks whereas huddling in a safe location throughout the January 6 riot on the US Capitol regardless of the specter of coronavirus, telling them that “it’s time to grow up”.
At least 4 members of US Congress — together with Democratic leaders Pramila Jayapal, Brad Schneider and Bonnie Watson Coleman — have examined optimistic for COVID-19 because the Capitol assault by Trump’s supporters which left 5 folks useless.
“Quite frankly, it was shocking to see members of the Congress while the Capitol was under siege by a deadly mob of thugs refusing to wear a mask while they were in secure locations,” Biden instructed reporters in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday.
“I’m so proud of my congresswoman, right here in the state of Delaware, Lisa Blunt Rochester, trying to hand out masks while people are lying on the floor huddled up, and her Republican colleagues were refusing to put them on. What the hell is the matter with you? It’s time to grow up,” he stated.
“The result? At least four members of Congress today, including a cancer survivor, now have COVID-19 who were in those rooms,” Biden stated
Congresswoman Coleman, who lately examined COVID-19 optimistic, is a 75-year-old most cancers survivor.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has imposed fines this week on members who refuse to put on masks on the House flooring, with a USD 500 penalty for a primary offence and USD 2,500 for a second offence.
Biden stated carrying a masks is just not a political, however a lifesaving situation.
“For God’s sake, wear a mask if not for yourself, for your loved ones, for your country. These are real matters of life and death. We need you to stick with the handwashing, social distancing, and avoid indoor gatherings with people outside your own household,” he stated.
“I hope we now know this is not a political issue. This is about saving lives. I know it’s become a partisan issue, but what a stupid, stupid thing for it to happen. This is a patriotic act. We are asking you, we’re in a war with this virus, and experts saying–have shown that wearing a mask from now until April will save as many as 50,000 lives,” the Democratic chief stated.
US is the worst-hit nation on this planet with over 23,530,460 coronavirus instances and greater than 392,100 deaths as a result of illness.
Biden reiterated his plans to name on all Americans to put on masks for his first 100 days in workplace.
“The day we’re inaugurated, we’re going to ask you to mask up for the next 100 days. This is not a political issue. And I will issue an executive order to require a mask where I have the authority to do that, in federal worker–for federal workers on federal property, on interstate travel by train and planes,” he stated.
“We”ll also be working with mayors and governors in red states and blue states and require mask–and ask them to require masking up in their cities and their states,” he stated.
The coronavirus pandemic, Biden stated, cannot clear up US” issues as a divided nation.
“The only way we come through this is if we come through together as Americans, fellow Americans, as the United States of America. Vice President-elect Harris and I ran on that vision. And starting at noon on Wednesday, that”s exactly how we’re going to govern and ask for your help,” he stated.
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