REPUBLICAN representative Marjorie Taylor Greene was kicked off the House floor for not wearing a mask as Congress' first session of the new year devolved into a shouting match between Republicans and Democrats.
Greene, a QAnon supporter who represents Georgia's 14th congressional district, and a second GOP member were booted on Sunday after being asked to wear masks by House floor staff.
Moments later, a shouting match ensued between Republicans and Democrats, according to NBC News reporter Jake Sherman.
According to Sherman, who was present for the opening day session in Washington DC, "a couple of" Republicans weren't wearing masks on the floor.
Top party members reportedly complained about a new plexiglass voting area of the gallery, which Illinois Rep Rodney Davis called a "Popemobile."
The bitter party divide has been exposed by President Donald Trump's bogus claims of election fraud, whichRepublicans plan to back when they vote against certifying Joe Biden's election win on January 6.
Among the 140 party members who plan to back Trump's effort to de-certify Biden's win are Texas Sen Ted Cruz and Greene herself.
Missouri Sen Josh Hawley has also said he plans to contest the Electoral College vote.
"I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6 without raising the fact that some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws," he said in a statement last Thursday.
"And I cannot vote to certify without pointing out the unprecedented effort of mega-corporations, including Facebook and Twitter, to interfere in this election, in support of Joe Biden."
Trump revealed on New Year's Day that he's planning a protest rally in DC the morning the Electoral College will vote.
"The BIG Protest Rally in Washington, D.C., will take place at 11.00 A.M. on January 6th. Locational details to follow. StopTheSteal!" he tweeted.
But Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell is not expected to join that contingent.
He's expected to vote to certify for Biden and has dubbed the looming vote as "the most consequential" he has ever cast, three sources revealed to Axios.
McConnell was paraphrased by one of the sources, saying: "I'm finishing 36 years in the Senate and I've cast a lot of big votes.
"And in my view, just my view, this is will be the most consequential I have ever cast."
The source explained: "The context was McConnell saying we're being asked to overturn the results after a guy didn't get as many electoral votes and lost by 7 million popular votes."
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