Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Fined for Flouting Mask Rules

(New York Daily News/TNS) -

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., just doesn’t want to obey the rules.

The right-wing firebrand has been fined a total of $5,500 for three violations of Congressional rules requiring lawmakers to wear masks on the House floor to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The outspoken opponent of masking and vaccination mandates, who had to apologize for comparing mask rules to the Holocaust, was hit with a third fine Monday.

Greene, did not appeal the fine but did sound a defiant note in a statement, saying, “I’m taking a stand on the House floor because I don’t want the people to stand alone.”

The House Ethics Committee, which is tasked with enforcing the mask rules, also announced that Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., an ally of Greene’s, was also fined for breaking the same rule.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered lawmakers to wear face coverings on the advice of the House physician last year.

The mandate was lifted earlier in the year, but reinstated in the summer amid the surge in COVID-19 cases blamed on the virulent delta variant.