Courtesy of HuffPo:

After Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) asked his colleague Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) to “please wear a mask” while speaking in the Senate, Sullivan refused, saying, “I don’t need your instruction.”

“I’d start by asking the presiding officer to please wear a mask as he speaks,” Brown said from the Senate floor, referring to Sullivan.

“I don’t wear a mask while speaking, like most senators,” Sullivan shot back, remaining maskless. “I don’t need your instruction.”

“I know you don’t need my instruction, but there clearly isn’t much interest in this body in public health,” Brown returned, going on to criticize Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for calling senators back amid a worsening coronavirus pandemic to vote for “judge after judge after judge, exposing all the people… all the staff here — and the majority leader just doesn’t seem to care.”

And just in case you are wondering if Alaska has reason to be proud of any of their politicians, this next story should put those silly notions to rest.

Courtesy of ADN:

Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young, who announced last week he had tested positive for COVID-19, was hospitalized for treatment at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage over the weekend and released, his office said Monday.

“Over the weekend, I was admitted to Providence hospital for treatment and monitoring,” a statement issued by Young’s office said. “The team at Providence did an outstanding job, and their commitment to patient care is to be commended. I have been discharged and continue recovering and working from home in Alaska Very frankly, I had not felt this sick in a very long time, and I am grateful to everyone who has kept me in their thoughts and prayers.”

“There has been much speculation in the media on my current condition, and I want Alaskans to know that their congressman is alive,” Young’s statement said on Monday.

I have little doubt that Young will be the next Republican to start telling the American people that if they have already been infected that they no longer need to worry about those silly masks. 

Even though that is most certainly not the case.