The pushback has been especially pronounced among House Republicans, who have criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s rush to embrace mandates once again.
- The CDC said this week that even vaccinated individuals in areas deemed as high-risk should return to wearing masks indoors – prompting the new wave in face-covering requirements.
- But the mandates are unpopular for numerous reasons. Some say the masks irritate them or hinder their breathing. People who wear glasses have to deal with fogged-up lenses that make it nearly impossible to see when they enter a building. And many critics have argued that requiring face coverings is government overreach.
- “If we cave on our freedoms in the halls of Congress, what hope do the people have across America?” she told Fox News Thursday night.