Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) scolded Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) for not wearing a mask on Monday night and used it as a springboard to attack President Donald Trump and Republicans for other issues that upset him.
“I’d start by asking the presiding officer to please wear a mask, as he speaks and people below him or, I can’t tell you what to do but I know that,” Brown said to Sullivan as he took the floor from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Sullivan, cutting Brown off, responded, “I don’t wear a mask when I’m speaking, like most senators. 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 shot back. “We have a president who hasn’t shown up at the coronavirus task force meeting in months. We have a majority leader that calls us back here to vote on an unqualified nominee.”