Until recently, Congress had a mask mandate, and if you showed up without a mask, the first time they’d hit you with a $500 fine…the second and subsequent times, it shoots up to $2500. Guess who refused to wear a mask?
Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Rather than just putting on a mask, she decided to stand up for her rights and refused to wear one or to pay the fines. Except she decided to sue to have the fines revoked. Guess what? She lost.
NEW: DC judge dismisses civil suit filed by Rep Thomas Massie (R-KY), Rep Marjorie Taylor-Green (R-GA) against Speaker Nancy Pelosi challenging the constitutionality of the US House's COVID mask mandate and fines
Rules in favor of Pelosi/defendants
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) March 9, 2022
All those fines added up to more than her yearly salary of $174,000 (she’s grossly overpaid), so we basically got her ‘services’ for free.
You get what you pay for. Or in this case, a bit less.
Akira MacKenzie says
Regardless of the cost, I don’t recall ordering a psychotic, show-boating, fascist.
You justify those that died, by wearing the badge, they’re the chosen whites
Some of those that hold office, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those up in congress, are the same that burn crosses
Killing in the name of
This just kills me. We not only have to permit and allow this scumsucker her own public forum, we have to pay to hear her spout her stupidity.
Assuming this fine is ever paid, I doubt it’ll come out of her pocket. I’m sure her gullible minions would foot the bill if a big donor doesn’t step in.
According to the map in Wikipedia, MTG’s congressional district includes the town of Flintstone. How appropriate!
If you click through to the article, it mentions that it’s more than her salary. She took it to court, and lost.
Could she eventually end up with a charge that disqualifies her f r om office?
She would be over payed if she got payed in pocket lint and dust bunnies.
Ray Ceeya says
They’re never going to collect. What they should have done is have the Sgt. At Arms kick her dumb ass out. Money doesn’t mean shit to these people. She’s being bribed left and right top to bottom to spew her hate. She doesn’t need any of that money. It’s time to start talking about campaign finance reform AGAIN. There’s a lot of shit going on in the world, but campaign finance and term limits are important. MTG could be on her way to being the next Strom Thurmond.
campaign finance reform is the proposal that scares the donor class the most it has the potential to make things more open and transparent. term limits is a red herring it only changes the person in the office and does nothing at all about the lobbyist and special interests and the big financial backers who would end up with even more control then they have now.