Sens. Sullivan, Brown get heated over masks in the US Capitol

    U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan

    Washington, D.C. (KINY) - Alaska Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan and Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown got into a heated exchange on the Senate floor over wearing masks.

    According to FOX News, Brown asked Sullivan to, “please wear a mask as he speaks.”

    “I don’t wear a mask when I’m speaking, like most senators,” said Sullivan toward Brown. “I don’t need your instruction.”

    A testy response from Brown ensued.

    “I know you don’t need my instruction,” shot back Brown. “But there clearly isn’t much interest in this body in public health. We have a president who hasn’t shown up at a coronavirus task force meeting in months. We have a majority leader (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.) that calls us back here to vote on an unqualified nominee and at the same time to vote on judge after judge after judge, exposing all of the people who can’t say anything. I understand. People in front of you and the presiding officer. And exposing all the staff here. And the majority leader just doesn’t seem to care.”

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