Virginia State Senator Who Calls Herself ‘Trump in Heels’ Forced to Sit in Plexiglass Box Because She Won’t Wear a Mask

Virginia State Senator Who Calls Herself ‘Trump in Heels’ Forced to Sit in Plexiglass Box Because She Won’t Wear a Mask

Photo by Eze Amos/Getty Images. Thinking outside the box is overrated according to Virginia State Senator Amanda Chase , a self-described “Trump in Heels” legislator who has been forced to sit inside a plexiglass box during session meetings because she refuses to wear a face mask — and whose campaign for governor is one of several competing forces driving the Virginia Republican Party into a messy internal battle. The New York Times’ Reid Epstein characterized the kerfuffle as “ the first state-level boomerang ” of former President Donald Trump’s legacy, as Virginia Republicans “have internalized the lesson that there is no benefit to accepting results they don’t like, and the result is a paralyzed party unable to set the date, location and rules for how and when it will pick its 2021 nominees for statewide office, including the race for governor.” Chase, pictured above at an open carry protest in July 2020 (at which she and nearly all attendees photographed also refused to wear masks), cited a Virginia Executive Order that allows exemptions from mask wearing for medical reasons , but that was unsatisfactory for the in-person meetings required for the current special session of the Virginia Legislature. So the plexiglass walls went up around her desk. Amanda Chase, Virginia state senator and Trump loyalist who refuses to wear a mask, is forced to sit in a plexiglass box. She’s a leading GOP contender for governor. https://t.co/6rHismT3ws pic.twitter.com/hf3Di9uFKP — Mark Elliott (@markmobility) February 19, 2021 Chase seemed unfazed, telling […]

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