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Incoming GOP lawmaker shares video of hotel room workout, citing ‘Democrat tyrannical control’

GOP Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) shared a video of herself working out in her hotel room, citing “Democrat tyrannical control” in Washington, D.C. 

Greene shared the video on Twitter and claimed that gyms and small businesses were closed in D.C. Her claim was quickly debunked by journalists and others. 

“I work out everyday in a CrossFit gym that is open. With people. Gyms are small businesses that have been devastated by the government mandated shut downs,” Greene tweeted. “In DC, NOTHING is open bc of Democrat tyrannical control. So here’s my hotel room workout. We must FULLY reopen!”

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), quickly pointed out that “there is literally a gym around the corner from the hotel she is staying at.” 

The Washington, D.C., metro area — which also includes Maryland and Virginia — recorded 3,514 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. D.C. alone saw 206 cases since Wednesday, the most in a single day since May. 

The rise in cases in the D.C. metro area follows a weekend of sudden outdoor celebrations and cheers outside the White House after President-elect Joe Biden was projected to win the election on Saturday. May celebrated in the streets without wearing face masks, and there was little room for social distancing. 

The District is currently in phase two of reopening, and gyms are open. Individuals are required to wear a face covering when entering and exiting and while they’re inside, including while exercising if it safe to do so. 

On Friday, Greene tweeted that wearing face masks was “oppressive” following calls to wear them as part of new member orientation. She herself was seen wearing a face mask. 

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