Republican staffers dared arrest on Thursday evening they played beer pong (with water) in a Capitol office hallway, without masks all while smoking cigars and socializing, defying Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) orders.
On Thursday, Breitbart News reported that Pelosi had ordered Capitol Police to arrest any staff or visitors found not complying with the new mask mandate Pelosi has imposed earlier in the week, disregarding vaccination status. The Capitol Hill Police will report members of Congress who refuse to comply to the House Sergeant of Arms for disciplinary action.
Several GOP members of Congress responded by allowing staff to work without masks or remotely.
However, the young staffers on Capitol Hill had other ideas: they brought out drinks, inflated a rubber duck, and made it a party.
Aaron Fritschner, a Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) staffer, turned to Twitter to shame them.
If you are wondering who these staff work for the nearby rooms include Reps. Tom Cole (OK), Pete Sessions (TX), John Carter (TX), Morgan Griffith (VA), Ken Calvert (CA), and Elise Stefanik (NY).
— Aaron Fritschner (@Fritschner) July 29, 2021
House Republican members stagged a maskless protest on the Senate side of the Capitol – where the leadership does not endorse the mask mandate. All the while, Democrats control both and claim to follow “the science.”
President Biden also announced Thursday, all federal employees and employees of federal contractors are required to prove vaccination or mask up and submit to regular testing for the virus.