Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls Nancy Pelosi 'Speaker Maskhole' Over House Fines

Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene described House Sepaker Nancy Pelosi as "speaker maskhole," as she revealed that she has now been sent two warning letters for not wearing a face mask in Congress.

Pelosi, 81, instated a rule last year requiring all representatives to wear masks on on the House floor to stop the spread of COVID-19 among lawmakers. Pelosi's office confirmed to Newsweek on May 13 that the rule would remain in place until all representatives and staff members in Congress are vaccinated.

Several Republican representatives, including Greene, 46, were fined $500 each for entering the House floor without a mask on Tuesday and received a warning letter from Pelosi.

The representatives who received warnings included Thomas Massie from Kentucky, Ralph Norman from South Carolina, and Lauren Boebert from Colorado.

Greene was seen without a mask in Congress again on Thursday, and later filmed herself shredding the first warning letter from Pelosi.

"You can't discriminate against people simply because they won't wear a mask, and today I refused to wear a mask on the House floor," Greene said in the video posted to Twitter.

This is what I think of Speaker Pelosi’s letter. #FreeYourFace pic.twitter.com/9uujzmtCCP

— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) May 19, 2021

On Friday morning, Greene revealed that she had been sent a second warning letter from Pelosi, and criticised the House speaker for not wearing a mask at a crowded White House ceremony on Thursday.

"I now have 2 letters for not wearing a mask on the House floor. This discriminatory unconstitutional act of hypocrisy says: 1st fine - $500. 2nd fine - $2,500.

"Meanwhile, Speaker Maskhole enjoys the mask free super spreader events at the White House," Greene said in reference to Pelosi.

I now have 2 letters for not wearing a mask on the House floor.

This discriminatory unconstitutional act of hypocrisy says:

1st fine - $500

2nd fine - $2,500

Meanwhile, Speaker Maskhole enjoys the mask free super spreader events at the White House.#HouseofHypocrites

— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) May 21, 2021

The 81-year-old, who is fully vaccinated, was filmed walking through the crowded East Room of the White House on Thursday without wearing a face mask, as she hugged and interacted with other officials in attendance.

"The Speaker was required to attest to her vaccination status and required to submit a negative test result in order to attend this event," Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill told Newsweek in a statement about her lack of face covering.

Greene is not yet vaccinated and her Spokesperson Nick Dyer told Forbes that the congresswoman does not need to get the shot as she is "perfectly healthy."

Pelosi confirmed at the end of April that 25 percent of the House had still not been vaccinated, while last week only 44 percent of Republicans confirmed to CNN that they had received a jab.

The discussion around lawmakers wearing face masks was reignited earlier this month when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that vaccinated people no longer needed to wear coverings indoors.

According to the updated CDC guidance: "Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance."

Newsweek has contacted the offices of Pelosi and Greene for comment.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) arrives for a House Republican caucus candidate forum to replace outgoing conference chair, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) at the Capitol on May 13, 2021. Greene has been fined twice by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for refusing to wear a face mask in Congress. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images