Senator Sherrod Brown took a stand on Monday over the lack of mask-wearing in the Senate. He first addressed Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) saying, “Please wear a mask.”
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D): I'd start by asking the presiding officer to please wear a mask as he speaks.
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R): I don't wear a mask when I'm speaking, like most senators.
Brown: Well, most senators—
Sullivan: I don't need your instruction. pic.twitter.com/0vBCFuMngT
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 17, 2020
The Washington Post wrote:
The brief but tense exchange between the senators, which went viral on Twitter in a clip viewed more than 1.8 million times by Tuesday morning, marked the latest partisan clash between congressional leaders, who have often argued over basic coronavirus safety and health measures inside the Capitol.
Brown went on to say:
“We have a majority leader who calls us back here to vote on an unqualified nominee and, at the same time, to vote for judge after judge after judge, exposing all the people who can’t say anything, I understand… and expose all the staff here and the majority leader just doesn’t seem to care.”
Watch the exchange above from CSPAN.