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.
House attending physician Brian P. Monahan gave a briefing to GOP House members today on Pelosi’s new mask mandate. Per a source in the room during the briefing, here is Monahan not wearing a mask during his briefing on why Republicans must wear masks. pic.twitter.com/DazFcCnssZ
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) July 28, 2021
“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.
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.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) July 28, 2021
"Reckless. He’s going to cause a superspreader event in the House. It will be the biggest attack on American democracy since the Civil War." -probably Democrats and their corrupt corporate media cronies if this was one of their political opponents https://t.co/kqC4WUpwmc
— Jordan Davidson (@jordangdavidson) July 28, 2021