Marjorie Taylor Greene Fined $48K for Not Wearing Mask

Marjorie Taylor Greene Fined $48K for Not Wearing Mask

Republicans fear Pelosi is abusing power

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
November 4, 2021

It's no secret that Republicans, even at the federal level, have been resistant to mask mandates.  But nobody does it like US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) who has been fined a total $48K for not wearing a mask on the House floor.

Rep. Greene has found a new way of being a force of nature in Washington.  Although her rhetoric and bond with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) gets her a lot of headlines as it is, the North Georgia Congresswoman has forged a new headline-making rivalry with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over masks.

CNN reports that since the implementation of mask mandates on the House side, Greene has been fined 20 times, which adds up to $48,000 in total.  Her first offense in May of 2021 was only $500 and $2,500 for each following offense.

The Congresswoman has since bragged about her fines, as recently as they amounted to $25,000.  Rep. Greene claimed the fines were her way of standing up to, "tyranny."

"I have over $25,000 in mask fines because I refuse to wear a mask in the chamber where over 80% of Congress is vaccinated and I'm NOT sick," Greene wrote in a Tweet.

Greene has only appealed one of her fines, and the $48K will be taken directly from her salary.  Greene has since brought her anti-mandate battle outside of work as well, often sharing videos of parents across the country fighting against school boards.

The Democrat-controlled Congres has also fined other representatives such as Florida's own, US Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL).  The series of fines against Republican Congressmen have led the GOP to assert that Pelosi has been, "abusing her power."

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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