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Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (R., Ga.) and Chip Roy (R., Texas) have been fined over their refusal to wear masks on the House floor, the Ethics Committee said Wednesday.

The House panel said that the lawmakers were both fined by the House Sergeant-at-Arms for not wearing masks in the House chamber on August 2. 

Roy will face a $500 fine after having previously received a first-offense warning in May. Greene, who was fined $500 in May, will face a $2,500 fine for her third offense.

Greene’s earlier $500 fine was upheld on appeal by the Ethics Committee. Neither lawmaker chose to file appeals with the Ethics panel to contest the fines related to August 2.

“Filing an appeal to tyrannical overlords is a futile gesture, and — if successful — would leave one without standing to sue, should the mood arise,” Roy said in a statement.

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