Democrats on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis are threatening to ban Republican members who don't wear face coverings from participating in future face-to-face meetings.
The decision comes after Republicans in Congress have repeatedly ignored a requirement from Capitol health experts to wear face coverings. The situation came to a head on Friday when Subcommittee Chair Jim Clyburn reminded his GOP colleagues they were in violation of a the attending physician's mandate.
Clyburn is sending a letter to Republican Steve Scalise, House minority whip, saying that any member of Congress not wearing a mask will not be recognized in a hearing or meeting about the virus.
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