Rep. Ralph Norman, one of the GOP lawmakers who has lost his appeal over a $500 fine he got in May for refusing to wear a mask on the House floor, told Newsmax Friday that he didn’t expect to win and that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a “dictator and she’s a hypocrite” for imposing such rules.
“This is a speaker who does not practice what she preaches,” the South Carolina Republican told Newsmax’s “National Report.” “We all were aware of the situation where she had got her hair fixed. She didn’t wear a mask. She’s allowed people that had COVID to come into the chambers.”
Norman added that he’s gotten his coronavirus vaccine, but he does think Pelosi’s demand for masks was “just a scare tactic that she uses” and that he and the others who were fined “were sick of it.”
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