House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is urging his party to oppose a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection. But a rebellion within the party is growing ahead of Wednesday’s vote.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), who was standing nearby, could also be heard shouting to another member in jest: I can’t “hear” you with your mask on. Massie was one of the lawmakers who helped organize the protest, sources said.
Earlier in the day, Rep. Brian Mast of Florida stood up during a GOP conference meeting and told his colleagues that he’s “done” wearing masks and will refuse to wear them on the House floor going forward, even if it means being fined, according to multiple sources in the room.
Rep. Jaime Raskin (D-Md.) also addressed the GOP group. “I said, ‘if Donald Trump had come out from the beginning and said this is called a patriot mask, and