Following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announcing that vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks anymore, an altercation over masks broke out in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Hill’s Scott Wong was in the room when it happened. Rep. Marjorie Greene Taylor’s (R-GA) Communications Director Nick Dyer started the spat. When he saw Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) wearing a mask on the floor, he reminded him of Thursday’s subsequent announcement from President Biden.
“Biden says you can take off your mask,” Dyer said.
Wong saw Swalwell get “in [Dyer’s] face.” Then, according to Dyer, Swalwell told him: “You don’t tell me what to f***ing do!”
Then, after reports of the incident, Swalwell doubled down, saying he “regret[s he] wasn’t more explicit.” To hear him tell it, he was standing up to a bully. “No one should be bullied for wearing a mask.” In the tweet, he called the director an aide.
But Greene says Swalwell was the bigger bully. She claims he “chased my staffer into the Capitol, cornered him and exploded in anger inches from his face.”
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