KN95 masks distributed to House of Representatives members are stamped ‘Made in China’

The KN95 masks distributed to members of the House of Representatives to wear on the chamber floor are branded ‘Made in China,’ a recent photo shows, the exact country where the virus began back in 2020 Republican Representative Andy Biggs pointed out.

The picture, which was first obtained by Fox News, shows one of the distributed masks that are now required to be worn in order to enter the House floor. 

The mandate is a result of the House physician, who recently directed lawmakers to explicitly wear an N95 or KN95 mask and not a cloth one.  

Representative Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, pointed out the cruel irony, telling Fox it was fitting ‘for the Democrats to be handing out masks that were made in the same place the virus originated.’ 

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO 

Members of the House of Representatives now have to wear KN95 masks on the chamber floor were brandished with ‘Made in China’ on the side them, according to a recent photo first obtained by Fox News

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) speaks on the House floor back in October, before KN95 masks were made a requirement to access it

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) speaks on the House floor back in October, before KN95 masks were made a requirement to access it

Ohio Representative Brad Wenstrup, the House GOP Doctors Caucus chairman, told Fox News Channel on Thursday that the country’s ‘insecure supply chain presents a much greater risk to our overall national health.’

‘The fact that the masks we are mandated to wear in the U.S. Congress are made in China is just one example of our inabilities to protect and treat Americans without relying on adversaries’ Wenstrup said. 

‘These Chinese masks further highlight our need to divest away from the (Chinese Communist Party). Our national security and our health depend on it.’ 

‘As usual, Speaker Pelosi fails to recognize the senseless optics of her own decision-making,’ Representative Greg Murphy, R- North Carolina, said Thursday. 

‘We are fighting a virus that came from China, yet the Speaker is comfortable with publicly supporting a Chinese manufacturer, sending our taxpayer dollars overseas and further advertising our dependency on China … on the faces of Congress.’

‘Either Pelosi’s office neglected to realize the cruel irony of supporting “Made in China” or they don’t care.’

One of the distributed masks, the same masks that are now required to be worn to enter the House floor

Pictured: President Joe Biden placing a KN95 over his face

Pictured: One of the distributed masks, the same masks that are now required to be worn to enter the House floor, left, and President Biden placing a KN95 over his face, right

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin arrives for a meeting with President Joe Biden on the administration's response to the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country Thursday

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin arrives for a meeting with President Joe Biden on the administration’s response to the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country Thursday

As the Omicron variant-fueled Covid surge appears to near its peak in many Eastern states, the virus has begun to head West, striking elsewhere in the country. 

Oregon, Utah and Alaska now lead the nation in growth of Covid cases over the past two weeks, ending a long period of states along the East Coast like New York, New Jersey, South Carolina and Vermont leading the nation.

Cases are also increasing in all 50 states, and have more than doubled over the past two weeks in 43 states. The nationwide daily case average reached a record 786,416 today and 1,822 deaths every day – the highest total since October.

Oregon leads the way, recording a 486 percent increase in cases over the past two weeks, up to 181 of every 100,000 residents now testing positive for the virus daily 

In Utah, cases are up 468 percent over the last 14 days, with 279 of every 100,000 residents of the Beehive state recording infections daily.

The distance between Alaska and the rest of the nation, and the difference in climate, often leads to the state experiencing different trends than other parts of America. At the moment, though, it is following many others on the West Coast, with cases up 443 percent over the past two weeks – with 197 of every 100,000 residents being infected daily.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared such an emergency this week, while specifically citing the Omicron variant.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.