In a deviation from the Republicans in the House, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell is pleading for masks to be used.
“We must have no stigma — none — about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people,” said McConnell. “Wearing simple face coverings is not about protecting other people. It’s about protecting everyone we encounter.”
McConnell delivered the comments on the Senate floor Monday.
The divide between who will and won’t wear masks has been of significant import as some Democrat committee chairman refuse to acknowledge any speaker who isn’t wearing a mask. President Donald Trump’s own choice to rarely don a mask has brought him much controversy.
“The more we hate the pain and suffering that accompanied the strict stay-home guidelines a few months ago, the happier we should be to take responsible small steps every day to ensure our country can stay on the offense against the virus,” said McConnell.
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