After House Democrats demanded a rule change meant to punish Republicans who refused to wear masks, one of their own became the poster child for coronavirus misconduct.
As Democratic Rep. Yvette Clark of New York was voicing her support for impeaching President Donald Trump on Wednesday at the Capitol, fellow Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island could not contain a sneeze any longer as he sat, masked, behind Clark.
Video of the moment shows Cicilline removing his mask to sneeze into his hand.
The sponsor of Trump’s impeachment put his mask back on his face after drawing a glance from a lawmaker identified as Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence of Michigan.
Twitter pounced on Cicilline, who did not appear to use any hand sanitizer after sneezing into his