Biden: “Irresponsible” of Republicans to refuse masks while sheltering during Capitol riot

    Joe Biden wearing a mask with his hand on it in Michigan
    Democratic President-Elect Joe Biden in Grand Rapids, Oct. 2, 2020 | Andrew Roth

    WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden on Monday chastised GOP lawmakers for refusing to wear masks while they were held in a safe location as a violent mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol last week.

    Ariana Figueroa
    Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.