When Trump-backed insurrectionists stormed the Capitol viciously beating Capitol Police and chanting “dangle Mike Pence,” resulting in the dying of 5 individuals, Republican Congressman Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma was one of many few lawmakers who sprang into motion to assist police shield their colleagues and reporters within the chambers. However in accordance with a number of CBS reporters, he was a horrible man as a result of he did all of it whereas refusing to put on a facemask.
In photos from that terrible day, Congressman Mullin might be seen serving to to stack heavy furnishings to bar the door and forestall the extremists from streaming into the Home chamber, and do God solely is aware of what, since one attacker was photographed carrying zip ties. Regardless of that, CBS political reporter Grace Segers bashed him on Friday for not carrying a facemask whereas doing it.
Congressman Markwayne Mullin was one of many lawmakers who bravely helped barricade the doorways to the Home chamber. However in accordance with video obtained by @PunchbowlNews, he was not carrying a masks, and even appeared to say no one when one other lawmaker was handing them out.
— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) January 8, 2021
What a option to thank somebody who actually put themselves in hurt’s option to shield others.
Then on Monday, CBS pounced on the feedback of Democratic Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ), who examined optimistic for coronavirus. “Following the occasions of Wednesday, together with sheltering with a number of colleagues who refused to put on masks, I made a decision to take a Covid take a look at. I’ve examined optimistic,” she wrote on Twitter.
And with out questioning the Congresswoman about the place else she may have been uncovered to the virus, CBS chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes pushed the declare she caught it from Republicans.
“New Jersey Democrat Bonnie Watson Coleman introduced immediately, that she examined optimistic [for coronavirus] after sheltering with a number of colleagues who refused to put on masks. Video from final week exhibits a gaggle of Home Republicans rejecting masks, whereas they have been being held in shut quarters for hours with nowhere to go,” Cordes purported.
Within the video Cordes shared, viewers may see Rep. Mullin declining a surgical masks that was supplied to him. And naturally, Cordes didn’t care to see if any Republicans had examined optimistic to earlier than blaming them for being the supply. And on that word, with so many individuals crammed collectively, it’s mainly not possible to pin down who it was.
The Congresswoman may have had it earlier than Wednesday and he or she solely began displaying signs extra not too long ago. The science tells us it might take as much as 10 days for signs to indicate.
In reacting to CBS’s ridiculousness, partially Segers’, MRC TV’s Brittany M. Hughes summed it up finest:
So, to recap what we’ve realized, right here now we have a person who place himself within the line of fireside – presumably actually, as he didn’t know what stood exterior the door – and helped block the doorways whereas individuals like Segers stood again and watched, shaking in her pumps, she’s upset as a result of he wasn’t carrying the suitable face diaper whereas defending her in opposition to a direct and probably lethal menace.
As if issues could not presumably get any extra silly.
The transcript is under:
CBS Night Information
January 11, 2021
6:39:59 p.m. Japanese
NANCY CORDES: New Jersey Democrat Bonnie Watson Coleman introduced immediately, that she examined optimistic [for coronavirus] after sheltering with a number of colleagues who refused to put on masks. Video from final week exhibits a gaggle of Home Republicans rejecting masks, whereas they have been being held in shut quarters for hours with nowhere to go.