'Squad' member Pressley: Republicans engaged in 'chemical warfare' by not wearing masks during Capitol riots

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., said Wednesday that Republican colleagues who did not wear a mask while they sheltered during last week's Capitol riots had engaged in "chemical warfare."
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., said Wednesday that Republican colleagues who did not wear a mask while they sheltered during last week's Capitol riots had engaged in "chemical warfare."

"It's criminal behavior," she told CNN's Don Lemon. "They have been complicit from the very beginning in their willful criminality to carry the water for Donald Trump and these science denials which allowed this pandemic to rage out of control. And then by refusing to wear the masks, this is criminal behavior. That's chemical warfare so far as i'm concerned."

Pressley, a member of the so-called "Squad" of young left-wing lawmakers in Congress, was furious with House Republicans who did not don masks while they were huddled in a safe room as a pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol…
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