Marjorie Taylor Greene Fined For Not Following Pelosi’s Authoritarian Rules

( )- It’s been nearly a year since Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi enacted a House rule to fine lawmakers for refusing to wear a mask in Congress. And in that time, Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green has racked up nearly $90,000 in fines.

In a recent interview with Newsmax, Greene said she is “very much against masks, especially for children,” adding that it is awful for children to be forced to wear masks when they have virtually no risk from COVID. “Kids need to be free to speak, smile, and learn,” Greene said.

Green explained that she remains adamant about not wearing a mask because she believes if she hopes to represent the people she has to be willing to back it up by action. She is fighting for those who oppose masking, “so that’s why I don’t wear a mask.”

Last year, Pelosi pushed through new House rules imposing a $500 fine for first-time mask scofflaws and a subsequent $2,500 for each repeat offense. Rather than lawmakers paying the fine directly, the amount would be garnished from their paycheck.

In July, Greene along with Congressmen Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Ralph Norman (R-SC) filed a lawsuit against Speaker Pelosi, the House Sergeant-at-Arms, and the House Chief Administrative Officer over the fines, arguing the fines were unconstitutional.

In a statement announcing the suit, Congressman Massie said they are standing up against Pelosi’s fines because “if they can get away with this in Congress” they’ll do the same thing to school children and private employees.

How right he was.

In December, US District Judge Reggie Walton heard arguments on the House’s motion to dismiss the suit. He is expected to deliver his decision soon.

In her interview with Newsmax, Greene described the fines as going to “Nancy Pelosi’s collection agency.” She argued that masks don’t work and pointed out that even those in Congress who are masked, fully vaccinated, and boosted are contracting COVID-19.

Over the weekend, Twitter permanently suspended Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account over repeated violations of its policy on COVID “misinformation.” The suspension was prompted by a thread Greene posted claiming the COVID vaccines are responsible for “extremely high amounts” of deaths.