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- The House Ethics Committee announced on Monday that both Georgia congress members Marjorie Taylor Greene and Andrew Clyde had been fined again for not wearing a mask while on the House floor.
- Lawmakers are fined $500 for their first offense and $2,500 for every repeat violation.
- Greene previously filed a lawsuit against Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her House mask mandate.
The House Ethics Committee announced on Monday that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene continued to rack up fines for not wearing a mask on the House floor.
The committee released its second statement in the past two weeks regarding mask fines for the Georgia congresswoman, citing at least four instances Greene failed to wear a mask on the House floor since October.
But Greene wasn’t the only one — Rep. Andrew Clyde was also cited for not wearing a mask, with the committee detailing at least three instances Georgia’s second congressman broke the House mask rule.
Since last week, Green has been fined $50,000 for not wearing a mask, which Congress automatically will deduct from her $174,000 salary. Clyde’s latest violation makes his total fine more than $30,000.
Members of the House must pay $500 for each initial violation, and an additional $2,500 for each repeat violation.
Greene has been an outspoken critic of mask mandates for some time now.
In October, Greene appeared to brag about her fines, tweeting that, “I have over $25,000 in mask fines bc I refuse to wear a mask in the chamber where over 80 percent of Congress is vaccinated and I’m NOT sick.”
Greene has also filed a lawsuit against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, joined by Republican Rep. Ralph Norman, arguing that the Speaker’s mask mandate for all House members is in violation of the 27th Amendment and that the fines being issued are unconstitutional. The lawsuit is still ongoing.
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