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Rashida Tlaib admits she is only wearing a mask because a ‘Republican tracker’ is near her


It’s all for show! Squad member Rashida Tlaib admits she is only wearing a mask because a ‘Republican tracker’ is near her

  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib admitted in a video captured Monday that she only was wearing her mask outdoors because she was being video taped 
  • The clip, revealed Wednesday, shows Tlaib pulling the mask off her face and pointing to the camera capturing the video of the congresswoman
  • She said: ‘I’m just wearing it because I’ve got a Republican tracker here’ 
  • Tlaib was speaking to an unmasked man who thought he was being scolded for being ‘the one unmasked guy’. He quickly put on a mask


Rashida Tlaib admitted on Monday that she only was wearing a mask because a Republican ‘tracker’ was following her, according to camera footage revealed Wednesday.

When talking outside after an event with Housing and Urban Development [HUD] Secretary Marcia Fudge, a man who was not wearing a mask thought he was being scolded for being ‘the one unmasked guy’.

‘Oh, no. Oh, not you!’ Michigan Representative Tlaib said.

She then pulled her black N95-style mask away from her face, pointed to the camera and said: ‘No, no, no—I’m just wearing it because I’ve got a Republican tracker here.’

The video of the exchange was posted by the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday.

Representative Rashida Tlaib admitted in a video captured Monday that she only was wearing her mask outdoors because a ‘Republican tracker’ was following her

Tlaib wears a black mask outside an event in Dearborn, Michigan on Monday

The video shows Tlaib pulling the mask off her face to say: 'I'm just wearing it because I've got a Republican tracker here'

The progressive Michigan congresswoman took down her mask to speak with an unmasked man after an event with HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge in Dearborn, Michigan

Tlaib is one of the original four progressive members of the so-called ‘squad’, which also includes Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance over the summer reversing their relaxation on mask-wearing as case rates of COVID-19 surged. The new mandates required that high-contraction areas reinstate requirements for the wearing of masks indoors – even if the individual is vaccinated.

Tlaib was speaking to an unmasked man who thought he was being scolded for being 'the one unmasked guy'. He quickly put on a mask

Tlaib was speaking to an unmasked man who thought he was being scolded for being ‘the one unmasked guy’. He quickly put on a mask

The CDC did not recommend anyone return to wearing masks outside.

Tlaib was captured in early August dancing at a crowded, indoor wedding without a mask in Dearborn, Michigan, which is located in Wayne County – currently rated as an orange zone by the CDC due to its ‘substantial’ coronavirus transmission rate.

Orange areas are one of two categories where the CDC guidelines call for indoor masking in all cases and vaccination statuses.

The situation on Monday was similar to that of Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez last month, who was captured on video not wearing a mask outdoors while protesting on the steps of the Capitol but quickly put on her mask for a photo-op. She immediately removed the mask after the image was captured of her with other progressives protesting the end of the COVID-era eviction moratorium.

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