At night, the new member activity became a snatch. The newest lawmakers in the House of Representatives have held an event in the capital with no other direction, full of masks and new preventive measures.
Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill tweeted: “Our office strictly follows the instructions of the attending physician’s office, including attending this dinner.” “To further model the country, this The incident has been revised to allow elected members to pick up meals in a way that is far away from society.”
Hammill later emphasized that when the members picked up the lunch box and left, they would not participate in the “group dinner.” Republicans will also have a new membership dinner, but the office of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy did not immediately respond to inquiries about its plans.
As the pandemic changed the operation of Congress, democratic leaders were more cautious than Republicans. In a historic transition, the House of Representatives controlled by Democrats has been conducting remote voting, while the Senate controlled by Republicans has continued to conduct face-to-face transactions.
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) attended the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett less than two weeks after testing positive for the coronavirus, saying that he had been approved by Congress doctors. Lee was one of the participants at the largely unmasked Rose Garden ceremony-crowned as a “super spreader” of the coronavirus-President Trump later declared ill, and the president later joined many participants They fell ill together and announced Barrett’s nomination.
While emphasizing the severity of the pandemic, democratic politicians are also subject to censorship from travel and social activities. Just this week, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) told the San Francisco Chronicle that he made a mistake when attending a consultant’s birthday party, and DC Mayor Muriel E. Bowser gave her a special offer for her weekend. The travel defense in Laware-this state has a higher risk of coronavirus-celebrates Joe Biden’s presidential election. Pelosi was accused of hypocrisy this fall, when the video recorded her walking in a salon with a mask on her neck, while the hairdresser in San Francisco was still ordered to work outside.
Pelosi was asked earlier on Friday whether it is safe to use the coronavirus treatment dinner plan, said the attending doctor in Congress had been approved and stressed the need for ventilation. But this event still attracted people’s attention.
Reporter Dan Rather tweeted: “This makes me feel a bad idea, a dangerous idea.” “As the pandemic surges, the message sent to the United States is also wrong.”
Pelosi told colleagues on Friday that because people have been worried about the virus, “because a public health emergency is happening, she has extended remote voting until the end of this year.”