When Trump-backed insurrectionists stormed the Capitol viciously beating Capitol Police and chanting “dangle Mike Pence,” resulting in the loss of life of 5 folks, Republican Congressman Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma was one of many few lawmakers who sprang into motion to assist police defend their colleagues and reporters within the chambers. However in keeping 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 photographs from that horrible day, Congressman Mullin will 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 keeping 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 strategy to thank somebody who actually put themselves in hurt’s strategy to defend others.
Then on Monday, CBS pounced on the feedback of Democratic Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ), who examined constructive 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 constructive,” 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 at present, that she examined constructive [for coronavirus] after sheltering with a number of colleagues who refused to put on masks. Video from final week reveals 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 constructive to earlier than blaming them for being the supply. And on that be aware, with so many individuals crammed collectively, it’s principally not possible to pin down who it was.
The Congresswoman may have had it earlier than Wednesday and she or he solely began displaying signs extra not too long ago. The science tells us it might probably take as much as 10 days for signs to point out.
In reacting to CBS’s ridiculousness, partially Segers’, MRC TV’s Brittany M. Hughes summed it up finest:
So, to recap what we’ve discovered, right here we have now a person who place himself within the line of fireside – probably actually, as he didn’t know what stood outdoors the door – and helped block the doorways whereas folks 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 towards an instantaneous and doubtlessly lethal risk.
As if issues could not probably get any extra silly.
The transcript is beneath:
CBS Night Information
January 11, 2021
6:39:59 p.m. Jap
NANCY CORDES: New Jersey Democrat Bonnie Watson Coleman introduced at present, that she examined constructive [for coronavirus] after sheltering with a number of colleagues who refused to put on masks. Video from final week reveals a gaggle of Home Republicans rejecting masks, whereas they have been being held in shut quarters for hours with nowhere to go.