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REPUBLICAN LEADERS: PELOSI IGNORED COVID GUIDANCE TO SECURE SPEAKERSHIP
January 5, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Conferencewoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) in a letter addressed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-N.Y.) protesting Pelosi’s complete disregard for medical guidance during the opening session of the 117th Congress in her pursuit of the Speaker’s gavel.

The Republican leaders took particular issue with the plexiglass area, constructed in secret, for COVID-positive or quarantining Members to vote. The letter reads, “The detailed guidance on the logistics for January 3rd issued at your direction by the House Sergeant at Arms and Attending Physician were completely abandoned . . . The reality is, [the plexiglass structure] was built because it was politically beneficial for you to have members vote on your behalf for Speaker.”

Republican leadership also noted that Republicans are in full support of safely re-opening the House of Representatives, but the Speaker’s office has yet to put out a plan for doing so and continues to exempt Members from rules when politically convenient. 

The full letter can be found here

Click to access 1_4_21_Speaker_Pelosi_Letter.pdf

https://scalise.house.gov/media/press-releases/republican-leaders-pelosi-ignored-covid-guidance-secure-speakership