Two Nevada Republicans punished for violating legislature’s mask policy

by Annie Black
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(Sam Metz | Associated Press) – Long-simmering disputes over coronavirus restrictions in the Nevada statehouse boiled over on Thursday when the Democratic majority voted to punish Republican lawmakers for refusing to comply with rules in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Under rules announced Wednesday, people in the statehouse can roam the building without face-coverings as long as they have been vaccinated. Republican Assemblywomen Annie Black and Jill Dickman went mask-less on the Assembly floor, but they refused to make known whether or not they had received vaccines on Thursday.

Dickman was escorted out of the Assembly floor after staff told her that she would have to prove that she had been vaccinated. She refused. In a party-line vote, the Assembly elected to strip Black of her right to vote on measures and address the chamber until she apologized for violating legislative rules. She remained on the Assembly floor.

“This is WAY out of control!” Black tweeted after the incident.

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