An Idaho woman went on a bizarre rant at a local city council meeting saying she had to wear a “freaking burka” so she could avoid wearing face masks while attending college classes on campus.
A woman who identified herself as Katie Dugger voiced her frustration about the mask mandate and shared why masks had been a burden in her life during a city council meeting in Lewiston, Idaho on Monday.
Dugger, wearing a colorful outfit with a headscarf over her head complained that she took off a semester from school because she didn’t want to wear a mask.
“I took last semester off at LCSC (Lewis-Clark State College) because of all this nonsense because I can not wear a mask,” she said.
“It doesn’t matter why but it is very traumatizing for me to put on a mask, because of something that happened to me when I was a kid.”
Dugger went on to explain why she was chose to wear her eccentric outfit instead of wearing a mask.
“I’m wearing this because the only way I could go to school today was because I had to act like I had on a freaking burka and go like this so I could go to school and cover my face like I am a Muslim because I can breathe through this at least,” she said.
“This is thin enough that I can breathe through it. The way for me to go to school and get my education is I have to dress like a freaking Muslim,” the woman added.
Dugger also downplayed the vaccine during the rant.
“If they want to get a vaccine, let them get a vaccine and get Bell’s palsy and fall over dead two weeks later,” she claimed.
Idaho has reported over 161,000 COVID-19 cases and 1,714 deaths as of Wednesday, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.