It is absolutely exhausting covering Oklahoma Republicans, but also a boon. There’s always some dumb shit they’re up to every single week that provides ‘content.’
So with the recent turmoil and uprising at the United States Capitol, of course you can expect that our lawmakers would be getting into some asinine shenanigans. Check out a TLO favorite Markwayne Mullin, who made national headlines after refusing to wear a mask while hiding from the mob he helped ignite.
Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin was among other lawmakers caught on video turning down a mask during the lockdown at the Capitol. At least one representative has tested positive for COVID-19 in the days following the attack.
In a video, a person is seen offering masks to lawmakers, including Rep. Mullin.
“I’m not trying to get political, in fact, I just want to get along but I appreciate you,” said Rep. Mullin.
The attending physician for members of Congress urges lawmakers to continue wearing masks and watch for COVID-19 symptoms in the days ahead. CBS News reported several lawmakers were taken into an area of the Capitol that holds hundreds of people when the attack was taking place.
There are very many reasons he should have been wearing a mask, mostly because there’s a harmful disease that has already killed more Americans than World War II and he was in a situation that put several other elected lawmakers in danger.
But have you seen this dude’s face? He cosplays as a bootleg Chuck Norris. That beard looks like somebody glued a patch of Velcro on his face. The only good thing that’s come out of the pandemic is ugly dudes having an excuse to cover their faces. Speaking personally as an ugly dude, I relish the opportunity to be able to hide behind a piece of fabric when I have to go out in public. But at least I know I can grow a better beard than Mullin.
It’s astonishing how we are about a year into this pandemic and there are still so many dipshits who laugh it off while the morgues are overloaded, but I guess this is who we are, Oklahoma, USA.