Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) was diagnosed ten days ago with the novel coronavirus -- but on Monday he attended Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing and didn't even bother to wear a mask when he spoke.
Lee's decision not to wear a mask, despite the fact that he could still potentially infect his colleagues and their staffers with a disease that has killed 215,000 Americans in just eight months, drew an instant backlash on Twitter.
Check out some reactions below.
How quickly "Pro-life" became "Pro-virus." https://t.co/sv9jIhMETx— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP)1602511636.0
Plague-ridden Mike Lee is working in person without a mask.— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce)1602511548.0
Utah GOP Sen Mike Lee appearing at Barrett hearing in person, without a mask, just 10 days after testing positive f… https://t.co/ekYtLPANwX— Ari Berman (@Ari Berman)1602511662.0
with mike lee going mask off and lindsay graham potentially infected there's a chance this hearing becomes the seco… https://t.co/uRHEEnZCVx— b-boy bouiebaisse (@b-boy bouiebaisse)1602511868.0
What would the harm have been to Mike Lee to wear a damn mask for his opening statement?— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1602511852.0
Why isn't Graham socially distancing from covid patient Mike Lee? Does Graham think he can't get infected because h… https://t.co/ngzLHoRRWo— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence O'Donnell)1602511617.0
Mike Lee is pro-afterlife.— Windsor Mann (@Windsor Mann)1602512013.0
Sen. Mike Lee, who last week told us we aren't a democracy, has COVID and is lecturing everyone, raising his voice, all without a mask.— Vanita Gupta (@Vanita Gupta)1602512003.0
Senator Mike Lee, who was at the White House superspreader event, and is COVID-19 positive is speaking without his… https://t.co/25FyT8KreK— Sabrina Singh (@Sabrina Singh)1602511655.0
Senator "democracy isn't the objective" Mike Lee is up now, maskless after testing positive for coronavirus. He is… https://t.co/GgMTdv8YUF— Lili Loofbourow (@Lili Loofbourow)1602511802.0
The Senate GOP is anti-life. https://t.co/M18Ut8Kg6t— Max Berger (@Max Berger)1602512414.0