Texas GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw is telling Americans that they should no longer listen to or comply with masking guidelines, lockdowns, and mandates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
During an appearance on Fox News’ Primetime on Thursday night, host Tammy Bruce asked Crenshaw about new CDC guidelines that call for mask-wearing in indoor public settings.
Bruce also asked about new House rules requiring all members to wear masks regardless of if they have been vaccinated.
“This is a third-world totalitarian sort of approach that — we have all seen it all. We have seen everything there is to see. This is shocking. It is — if they really don’t have anything to show us, why have they said that they are going to show us the data and what do you imagine that they would be showing us tomorrow? Maybe, I don’t know, the peanut Charles Schultz Peanuts comic strip. What are they going to be showing people?” Bruce asked Crenshaw.
Crenshaw didn’t waste time sounding off on the new rules and how he believes they are not based on science at all.
“It defies common sense. They are not going to show us anything. Look, the vaccines are actually effective. I actually believe the FDA’s data on this. Not only are they effective but the FDA still stands by their assertion and their assessment of the data that says that these vaccines here in the United States are effective against transmission including the delta variant,” Crenshaw said.
Crenshaw added: “So the CDC is in direct confrontation with the FDA. I believe the FDA on this one. I think they tend to be more risk-averse so they tend to get the science a little bit more right more often.”
“And I think the CDC has been politicized in this case I think from pressure from the administration. Again, because I think the Democrats love to instill fear in the hearts of Americans. And I think Americans are really sick of this,” he continued.
“They are over it they are not going to comply and you shouldn’t comply with any more lockdowns of any more mandates, none of it. Here in the house they are trying to fine us and jail us if we are not wearing a mask. These people are crazy,” he added.
U.S. Capitol Police have been ordered to start arresting staff and visitors to the House who are not wearing a mask, Fox News reported.
The Capitol Police were advised not to arrest members of Congress but to report them to the House Sergeant-At-Arms.
Republican Florida Rep. Kat Cammack received a copy of the memo from an unnamed police officer, she said to Fox News.
“In today’s edition of Pelosi’s abuse of power, Capitol Police have been directed to arrest staff and visitors to comply with her mask mandate for vaccinated individuals. For Members, they advise not arresting but ‘reporting Members to SAA for their failure to comply,’” she said on Twitter.
“But just in the last 24 hours, we’ve seen Speaker Pelosi without a mask, directly disobeying the very order she wants everyone else to follow. Rules for thee, but not for me at its finest,” she said.
“This is such an overstep of Speaker Pelosi’s authority to basically make our Capitol Police arrest staff members and report on members [of Congress],” she said to Fox News. “It’s absolutely unconscionable that this is where we’re at.”
“I cannot comply with this tyrannical order,” she said. “This is the people’s house, not Nancy Pelosi’s house.”