Top House Physician Busted Without Mask During Briefing For Members On Pelosi’s New Mandatory Mask Rules

Top House Physician Busted Without Mask During Briefing For Members On Pelosi’s New Mandatory Mask Rules

The leading physician in the U.S. House was caught during a Wednesday briefing for Republican members on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s new mask mandate not wearing a face-covering himself.

Brian P. Monahan, the attending physician of the United States Congress, can be seen in the below image obtained by The Federalist maskless while communicating why lawmakers ought to follow COVID-19 guidelines.

 

“At times, Monahan was getting yelled at by Members for failing to explain the science behind the decision to reimpose mask mandates in the House of Representatives,” said a Republican official who attended the briefing. “He just couldn’t give a scientific reason as to why vaccinated Members should wear masks in one of the most vaccinated areas in the country.”

“It was pathetic,” the official added.

Per a source in the room, Monahan also claimed that the coronavirus might be around for another 20 years. Members of Congress were allegedly livid at his complete inability to cite or explain any science or evidence supporting the latest arbitrary mask mandate. The source also said Monahan had his mask off for at least 45 minutes.

Monahan made the decision to reintroduce mask mandates this week, which GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy slammed soon after. “Make no mistake—The threat of bringing masks back is not a decision based on science, but a decision conjured up by liberal government officials who want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state,” McCarthy tweeted.

“For all House Office Buildings, the Hall of the House, and House Committee Meetings, wearing of a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask is required when an individual is in an interior space and other individuals are present,” Monahan wrote in a memo, regardless of the fact that he seems to not think he must follow his own guidelines.

Gabe Kaminsky is a senior contributor to The Federalist. His writing has appeared in RealClearPolitics, The American Conservative, the American Mind, the New York Post, and other outlets. Follow him on Twitter @Gabe__Kaminsky and email tips to [email protected]
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