WASHINGTON — During Monday evening's session at Capitol Hill, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) took aim at Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) for not wearing a mask.
“I start by asking the presiding officer to wear a mask," Brown said.
“I don’t wear a mask when I’m speaking,” Sullivan said. “I don’t need your instruction.”
“We have a majority leader who calls us back here to vote on an unqualified nominee and, at the same time, to vote for judge after judge after judge, exposing all the people who can’t say anything … and expose all the staff here,” said Brown. “The majority leader just doesn’t seem to care.”
The moment has since gone viral on Twitter, being shared across the country thousands of times.
Once again, I asked my Republican colleagues to stop endangering all the Senate workers - and simply wear a mask when presiding over the Senate.— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) November 17, 2020
Once again, they refused. pic.twitter.com/lykJO8MWmI
Sullivan hasn’t tweeted anything about the incident.