Rep. Charlie Crist, who requested a proxy vote “due to the ongoing health emergency,” ended up traveling across the state of Florida to watch the SpaceX launch on Wednesday:
Here's @RepCharlieCrist's request for a proxy to vote for him.
He says he's "unable to physically attend proceedings in the House Chamber due to the ongoing health emergency"
— Mark Bednar (@MarkBednar) May 28, 2020
Republicans warned this was going to happen. Rep. Crist can’t make it to D.C. to vote, but he can go watch Elon Musk’s toy shoot off into space?
Pure cowardice. Our essential workers don’t have proxies to fulfill their duties. Neither should members of Congress.
Democrats refuse to lead from the front. They overturned 200+ years of precedent to work from home and remain in hiding during a crisis.
Remember this. https://t.co/uPwdfOwkGT
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) May 27, 2020
Maybe NASA has some corona-shield in place:
You needed to vote by Proxy because of an “ongoing health emergency” but were able to attend the launch. Is there some sort of Anti Covid Shield around the state of Florida?
— Mike3.0 (@mzemla) May 28, 2020
How come they all don’t just stay in D.C.?
And yet you won’t go to DC to do your job.
— Todd (@mortarsup) May 28, 2020
If only everyone had this kind of sweet gig:
— Camille M. Gallo (@camillegallo) May 28, 2020
A complete and total fraud. https://t.co/LNQbxHKCUP
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 28, 2020