CNN’s Kaitlan Collins Calls Out Republicans Skipping House Vote Due to Pandemic But Still Attending ‘Very Crowded’ CPAC Instead

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins called out a group of Republican members of Congress who have claimed they cannot attend a vote on the Covid-19 relief bill due to the coronavirus pandemic, but their names are on the list of speakers for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) taking place in Orlando, Florida this week.

CBS News had the full list of Republican truants who filed a form with the House Clerk requesting that another member be permitted to cast a proxy vote for them, stating “I am unable to physically attend proceedings in the House Chamber due to the ongoing public health emergency.”

The thirteen Representatives are Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL),
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