Just the News
April 29, 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she can’t require members of Congress or the American public to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Pelosi was asked why she didn’t require lawmakers to receive the vaccine ahead of President Biden’s joint address to Congress on Wednesday night in the House chamber.
“We are guided by the Capitol attending physician and the sergeant at arms, but science demands why we still have masks on,” she said at a news conference. “We cannot require someone to be vaccinated, that’s just not what we can do.