Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz wears gas mask during vote to address new coronavirus

As the House of Representatives voted on a $8.3 billion emergency measureto fund the administration’s response to the new coronavirus, one lawmaker caught the attention of Capitol Hill when he wore a gas mask onto the floor.

Rep. Matt Gaetz, a close ally of President Donald Trump who is serving in his second term, first tweeted a picture showing him wear a gas mask as he reviewed the bill in his office.

Just before the vote, Gaetz, not hiding his disgust, referred to the House floor as a “Petri dish.”