Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has now been fined more than 20 times for not wearing a mask in the House of Representatives, losing nearly a third of her $174,000 yearly salary under the Democratic majority’s COVID-19 rules.
She’s accrued at least $50,000 in fines between May and October.
Last week Greene was sent a letter by House Sergeant at Arms William Walker warning her about 21 of her compounding penalties.
The House Ethics Committee released a statement on Monday revealing an additional date that wasn’t previously made public.
But the firebrand Republican has so far been undeterred, telling several outlets that she ‘will continue my stand on the House floor against authoritarian Democrat mandates, because I don’t want the American people to stand alone.’
Greene has lost more than $50,000 of her yearly salary to House Democrats’ mask rule
Greene pictured on two of the 22 dates she’s been hit with penalties for – July 29 and October 21
Despite her mounting fees it appears Greene is still defiant against the policy (pictured maskless again on November 5)
House Democrats proposed the mask penalties early in the year and Speaker Nancy Pelosi has since extended it. First-time offenders are fined $500 while ever subsequent violation costs them $2,500.
Marjorie Taylor Greene broke Dems’ mask rule at least 22 times
September 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30
October 1, 4, 12, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27
By those calculations, Greene would owe $53,000.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Greene for comment.
The money is taken directly out of congressional paychecks and can’t be paid for with other sources of cash, such as campaign funds.
Members of Congress have 30 days to appeal their fines.
Capitol attending physician Brian P. Monahan first recommended the rule, which has not been taken up by the Senate.
Greene along with GOP Reps Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Ralph Norman of South Carolina previously sued Pelosi, the sergeant at arms and the House’s chief administrator over the ‘improper’ penalties.
‘Defendants improperly chose to fine Plaintiffs through an imminent reduction in their compensation,’ they wrote in the July lawsuit.
‘Plaintiffs, all of whom are members of Congress belonging to the minority party, engaged in the symbolic speech of not wearing a mask on the Congressional floor in defiance of the majority party’s compelled symbolic speech rule.’
Greene does appear to be the most frequent offender, but other Republican lawmakers have also been forced to give up thousands of dollars for not covering up.
Rep. Andrew Clyde (pictured in July walking to the Senate chamber, expressing opposition to mask guidance) owes more than $30,000 in mask fines
In addition to revealing a previously-undisclosed fine for the Georgia congresswoman on Monday, the ethics committee revealed that her fellow Georgian Rep. Andrew Clyde was caught maskless at least seven times in recent weeks, The Hill first reported.
Multiple reports have since put Clyde’s total penalties at more than $30,000 this year.
Greene and Clyde are two of former President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies in Congress.
Clyde, who is also a gun dealer, is known on the national stage for comparing the Capitol riot to a ‘tourist visit.’
His colleague Massie previously told CNN that Clyde was evading the automatic fines by changing his tax withholding to more than $11,000 per month, making his ‘salary’ just $1.
Greene meanwhile caught intense backlash for comparing the mask mandates to the Nazis forcing Jews to wear the Star of David during the Holocaust.
She also tweeted in October, ‘I have over $25,000 in mask fines bc I refuse to wear a mask in the chamber where over 80% of Congress is vaccinated and I’m NOT sick.’
‘As a Congresswoman, if I don’t stand up against tyranny & suffer consequences, then how can others?’