(RepublicanPress.org) – Cancel culture has taken the country by storm, and Republicans seem to bear its brunt. The Democratic-led House of Representatives stripped Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) of her committee assignments earlier this year for exercising her right to free speech. Now that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has set that precedent, it appears to be taking off nationwide.
On May 24, Maine’s Democratic House Speaker Ryan Fecteau stripped seven Republican legislators of their committee assignments after a video emerged showing them entering the state House without facemasks. Adding fuel to the fire, he reportedly replaced them with Democrats and not other Republicans.
There’s another huge problem with his decision. On May 19, Gov. Janet Mills (D) issued an executive order rescinding Maine’s mask requirement for everyone except children in daycare or school effective the same day Fecteau took action against those legislators.
Maine’s Democratic-led Legislative Council voted a couple of weeks ago to keep the mask mandate in effect at the state’s Capitol Building despite knowing Mills’ order would go into effect.
Speaker Fecteau claimed the ongoing requirement to wear masks demonstrates “respect for our shared workspace.” Someone should ask him if he thinks stripping Republicans of their committee assignments and replacing them with Democrats demonstrates anything vaguely resembling mutual “respect.”
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