Nancy Pelosi Gives Order Despite CDC Guidance To Push Agenda

( Thursday’s sudden about-face from the CDC regarding masking is facing a great deal of resistance from the same politicians who repeatedly demanded that we “follow the science.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo wasted no time last week announcing that he would not remove the mask mandates for New Yorkers simply on the say-so of the CDC. Instead, he’ll have the NYS Commissioner of Health Howard Zucker review the new guidelines and make a determination.

But Cuomo isn’t the only Democrat refusing to “follow the science” and “trust the CDC.”

Not long after the CDC announced its new policy allowing vaccinated people to ditch the masks, CNN reporter Manu Raju asked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi if she would change the mask requirement rule in Congress.

“No,” she replied.

Capitol Attending Physician Brian Monahan later confirmed Pelosi’s terse response in a memo released several hours later.

Masking would “remain unchanged until all Members and floor staff are fully vaccinated.”

Appearing on the Laura Ingraham show last week, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise said Pelosi should just return to sanity.

Republican Congressman Byron Donalds told Ingraham “Most members have either been vaccinated or they have antibodies. This is a dumb rule to have.”

Apparently the pushback from the mask-obedient has had an effect on the CDC.

Taking a leaf from Susan Rice’s playbook, Walensky made the rounds of the Sunday shows to “clarify” (or perhaps walk back) Thursday’s CDC guidance in order to provide cover for people like Cuomo and Pelosi.

“There’s no need for everybody to start ripping off their masks,” Walensky said on Fox News Sunday. “There’s no mandate to take it off. What we’re saying is, now this is safe.”

Walensky also appeared on ABC This week where she told Martha Raddatz, “This is not permission for widespread removal of masks. These decisions have to be made at the jurisdictional level, at the community level.”

Walensky also defended the timing of this about-face on masking – coming as it did in the midst of a week of politically damaging news for the Biden Administration.

She told ABC’s Martha Raddatz “We now have science that has really just evolved even in the last two weeks that demonstrates that these vaccines are safe, they are effective.”

Yeah, right.

If the Biden Administration wants to convince Americans that their COVID response is not driven by politics, they are doing a terrible job.