Liz Cheney tweets picture of Dick Cheney wearing a mask: ‘#realmenwearmasks’
Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the No. 3 Republican in the House, on Friday urged people to wear a mask by tweeting a picture of her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney (R), wearing one.
“Dick Cheney says WEAR A MASK. #realmenwearmasks,” she wrote.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) June 26, 2020
Many House Republicans have failed to wear a mask in public amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite health guidance that both masks and social distancing are necessary to prevent spreading the virus.
House Democratic leadership issued a mandatory mask requirement last week for any House meetings “in a limited enclosed space, such as a committee hearing room, for greater than 15 minutes.” Despite those rules, conservative Republicans have been spotted maskless in hearings on Capitol Hill.
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Friday threatened to stop holding meetings in person if GOP lawmakers won’t comply with House rules to wear a mask.
Wyoming does not have any mandatory mask requirements and never issued a stay-at-home order. The former vice president, who is wearing a cowboy hat in the picture his daughter tweeted, represents the state spirit to many.
Cheney was vice president under former President George W. Bush.
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