Idaho Falls District 91 Board of Trustees member Elizabeth Cogliati today became short of breath and appeared to be experiencing difficulty speaking while arguing for mandatory masks and wearing one, prompting media to declare that she “almost passed out while wearing the face mask.”
National File‘s Tom Pappert reported that when Board of Trustees Chairwoman Lara Hill declared the mask mandate must remain because “The CDC is recommending that all phases of schools reopening, no matter what the community transmission is like, (is) to continue masking so you can stay in school,” she was questioned by Trustee Paul Haacke, who asked how many times the CDC visited schools in the district.
“At this point, Cogliati interrupted to admit that the CDC does not visit schools, prompting Haacke to respond, ‘Exactly. That’s my point. They are creating regulations,’ before being loudly interrupted by an upset Cogliati.”
“You interrupted me, Paul! You interrupted me! Please do not interrupt me,” she shouted. At this point Cogliati appeared to have difficulty breathing through her pink face mask, and began taking deep breaths and pauses between words.