Republican posts video demanding Pelosi 'come and get' her for not wearing mask -- and it doesn't go well
On Thursday, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) posted a video of herself maskless, demanding that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "come and get me" for not following re-imposed requirements to wear a mask on the House floor and decrying the guidelines as an "insane power grab."
Madam Speaker, your insane power grab is showing. Today I’m not wearing a mask outside of the chamber b/c I follow… https://t.co/eTr1HZWB5S— Nancy Mace (@Nancy Mace) 1627566835.0
The rules were brought back as a consequence of the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, coupled with the fact that some members of Congress — all Republicans — remain unvaccinated. A number of other Republicans have also angrily refused to comply with the rules, like Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-C), who even allegedly threw a mask back at a staffer who offered it to her.
Mace's Twitter outburst invited immediate criticism and scorn from commenters on social media.
Nancy Mace said one negative thing about trump and 1/6. So now she has to absolutely lose her mind with stupid righ… https://t.co/RvPy9pENgR— Kombiz Lavasany (@Kombiz Lavasany) 1627569616.0
Try again....why don't u help you fellow south carolinians get vaccinated and help to prevent having to wear masks.… https://t.co/yZcxtgrYvU— Thomas Labanick (@Thomas Labanick) 1627569550.0
I think an insane power grab would be permitting the spread of a highly infectious and deadly virus to spread among… https://t.co/2Ex22TcMmy— 🦋 Fully Vaccinated! (@🦋 Fully Vaccinated!) 1627569544.0
@NancyMace Hi, Science called, they said wear a freaking mask inside, even if you're vaccinated, because COVID isn't gone.— Michael Ratliff (@Michael Ratliff) 1627568270.0
@NancyMace This isn't following science. This is foolish grandstanding.— Evil Wilma (@Evil Wilma) 1627568324.0
A renowned New York City sommelier has been charged with setting fire to outdoor dining sheds of rival restaurants, authorities said.
Caleb Ganzer, 35, was caught on CCTV lighting the wooden structures of two restaurants in separate incidents in January and July, according to the New York Fire Department.
The sheds -- the sort of which have popped up across the streets of the Big Apple during the pandemic -- were damaged but no one was injured, the FDNY added.
Ganzer was also filmed apparently setting fire to a pile of rubbish in June. All three incidents took place between around midnight and 4:30 am.
Ganzer, who was a "Food and Wine" magazine sommelier of the year in 2017, was charged with two felony counts of arson and other crimes, including reckless endangerment.
The FDNY did not suggest a motive for the alleged actions of Ganzer, who is a managing partner at plush New York wine bar Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels.
Ganzer is now on leave of absence, the company told The New York Times.
"Thankfully in these incidents there were no injuries and the suspect has been apprehended before another fire could be set," said fire commissioner Daniel Nigro.
‘Cry more loser’: Trump brutally mocked as he rages that McConnell is giving Democrats ‘everything they want’
This Thursday, former President Donald Trump released a statement slamming Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying that Republicans "continue to lose" under his "weak leadership."
"He lost Arizona, he lost Georgia, he ignored Election Fraud and he doesn't fight," Trump's statement continued. "Now he's giving Democrats everything they want and getting nothing in return. No deal is better than a bad deal."
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America https://t.co/PFBCjtu25Y— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBN 🇺🇸) 1627565199.0
But many of Trump's critics on Twitter see the message as a sign that Trump is losing the grip he once had on the Republican Party.
@RSBNetwork This guy really seems to be spiraling, he should seek professional help.— Bamalina (@Bamalina) 1627566676.0
Dude is powerless 😂🤣😂🤣
— Lucky Jackson 💉💉😎 (@WillieCogburn) July 29, 2021
Wasn't Trump the highest ranking Republican when the Senate, Arizona, and Georgia were lost?
He had the White House, the House, the Senate for two years and all he did was a tax cut for himself and friends. No Obamacare replacement, not infrastructure bill. Just Lies and Fraud.
— DennisTheMenaceWasASurfer 🇺🇸🤙 (@DennisSurfer) July 29, 2021
Cry more, loser.
— Suzie Marie (@SuzieMarie_) July 29, 2021
Hahahaha. Y'all can't do anything but lose. Losers.
— puzzle dust (@PASULOC) July 29, 2021
TFG is butt hurt because we have a real dealmaker in office.
— Ken I. Getalick (@ILickett) July 29, 2021
You idiots keep posting the statenents of a loser. This guy lost and does not fight for anyone but himself.
— Denise Daoust (@denise_daoust) July 29, 2021
Last I checked, Mitch won his race in Kentucky. Trump lost his, while losing Arizona and Georgia for the first time in a generation plus. Mitch is giving Dems a large infrastructure package, which Trump in fact wanted. Maybe had Trump not been so incompetent, he'd have gotten it. https://t.co/HvkIHmakjc
— Douglas Lukasik (@DouglasLukasik) July 29, 2021
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