House GOP Members Ask Supreme Court to Hear Masking Lawsuit

Three GOP House members who had their pay docked for refusing to comply with a COVID-19 mask mandate in Congress asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear their case, which was dismissed by lower courts.

According to Axios, Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., incurred penalties for repeatedly flouting the House mask requirement during the COVID-19 pandemic. They faced a $500 fine for their first violation and a $2,500 fine for subsequent violations.

The trio contends that their pay deductions violated the Constitution’s 27th Amendment, which prohibits congressional salary adjustments from taking effect until after the next election.

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