Gosar and other House Republicans have introduced a resolution to debate whether the emergency declaration should continue.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) is championing a joint resolution to end the state of emergency declared by President Donald Trump on March 13, 2020, officially declaring the COVID-19 pandemic an emergency and giving the White House unique powers meant to curb the threat posed by the China-originated virus.
In a press release, Gosar’s office explained, “After over a year of living under an emergency declaration with Congress failing to do its due diligence to decide if the emergency should continue, this resolution will force Congress to debate and vote on termination.”
Alongside Gosar are Reps. Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Chip Roy (R-TX), Ralph Norman (R-SC), Brian Mast (R-FL), and Randy Weber (R-TX). Massie was sharply criticized by both Republicans and Democrats for being the only member of the House of Representatives to vote against the original COVID-19 relief package in 2020.