House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) referred to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as a moron on Wednesday for speaking out against the decision requiring House members to wear a mask inside the U.S. Capitol.
Pelosi later doubled down on the remark. “Unfortunately, we can’t verify this audio because of poor quality, but I can confirm that the Speaker believes that saying a mask requirement is ‘not a decision based on science’ is moronic,” Drew Hammill, from Pelosi’s office tweeted.
McCarthy later responded, “Well if she’s so bright, I’d like to know where the science changes in the Capitol, between the House and the Senate.” The Senate has not instituted a mask mandate.
The change came following new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that now recommends masks for vaccinated individuals, as well as the recommendation that all individuals in a K-12 school setting wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.
McCarthy’s comment offers much insight. If the science is so clear, why does it apply to one room in a building and not another? Why does one city or country require a mask and another does not? Even in many shopping centers, one store will limit the number of customers and require wearing a mask right next door to a store that does not.
There is no science to support much of what is taking place right now regarding COVID-19. The issue has become increasingly political, dictating to Americans what they can and cannot do in what looks like an effort to control people rather than a virus.
That may be why Pelosi has now simply resorted to name calling when another House challenges her on the issue. It’s no longer about any factual information.
President Joe Biden made a similar comment to a reporter this week. The reporter asked Biden if he planned to make vaccination a requirement for all federal employees. He responded, “That is under consideration right now. But if you’re not vaccinated, you are not nearly as smart as I thought you were!”
Other headlines are more subtle. The mainstream media continues to tell Americans about “a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” as most hospitalizations and deaths are reportedly among those without vaccination.
The communication regarding vaccination has reached frenzied levels. One NFL coach has already quit over new rules. Parents are homeschooling their children in record numbers to avoid having their kids in masks all day. California’s population even declined for the first time on record in 2020 as people moved escape the state’s extreme lockdown measures and high taxes.
Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert tweeted on Thursday, “If HR 1 had passed, I bet the Delta variant would be marketed completely different. The Democrats need to keep something in their back pocket for the midterms though.”
Her sarcastic comment may be truer than many think. With Democrats fearing a midterm power loss, who knows what extremes Pelosi and friends may take in the days ahead.