Rep. Liz Cheney
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Elizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyOvernight Energy & Environment — Effort to repeal Arctic refuge drilling advances McCarthy-allied fundraising group helps Republicans who voted to impeach Trump Democrats must stop using Jan. 6 committee to advance its witch hunt  MORE (Wyo.), the No. 3 Republican in the House, on Friday urged people to wear a mask by tweeting a picture of her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney (R), wearing one.

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"Dick Cheney says WEAR A MASK. #realmenwearmasks," she wrote.

Dick Cheney says WEAR A MASK. #realmenwearmasks pic.twitter.com/iBfVoa7ypL

— Liz Cheney (
Liz_Cheney) June 26, 2020

Many House Republicans have failed to wear a mask in public amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite health guidance that both masks and social distancing are necessary to prevent spreading the virus.

House Democratic leadership issued a mandatory mask requirement last week for any House meetings “in a limited enclosed space, such as a committee hearing room, for greater than 15 minutes.” Despite those rules, conservative Republicans have been spotted maskless in hearings on Capitol Hill.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Friday threatened to stop holding meetings in person if GOP lawmakers won"t comply with House rules to wear a mask.


Wearing a mask has become a political issue in recent months, as multiple Democratic governors issue mandates at the state level while President Trump

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Donald TrumpBiden stumps for Newsom on eve of recall: "The eyes of the nation are on California" On The Money: House Democrats cut back Biden tax hikes Abortion providers warn of "chaos" if Supreme Court overrules Roe v Wade MORE refuses to wear one.

Wyoming does not have any mandatory mask requirements and never issued a stay-at-home order. The former vice president, who is wearing a cowboy hat in the picture his daughter tweeted, represents the state spirit to many.

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Cheney was vice president under former President George W. Bush.


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