GOP North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn spoke in opposition to the mask mandate in the House of Representatives.
REP. MADISON CAWTHORN: Madam Speaker, you are not God.
Your will does not bend the forest or shake the mountains.
Let me assure you, your will does not bow the knee of millions of my countrymen who refuse to heed your callous command. To threaten arrest on others for their own personal medical decisions is nothing short of medical apartheid. And I will not let it stand.
If I am to cowardly bend the knee here, like those on the left wish, then what is to stop you all from taking your tyranny to the rest of this country that I love.
How dare anyone in this institution attempt to dictate to the patriots on my staff how they may live their lives.
For one to think that because they have the title 'honorable' attached to their name means that they may dictate what others may say and think repulses me. What makes this nation special is that here in this free land, the people are the royalty.
So arrest us if you will, but I will not cower and I will not bend. You have come to take away our liberties, but Madam Speaker, in this country you are outnumbered.