Crenshaw said he was “unable to physically attend proceedings in the House Chamber due to the ongoing public health emergency,” in a letter to the clerk for the House of Representatives. Rep. Troy Nehls of Richmond served as his proxy.

But in the past, the Republican opposed remote-voting by members of Congress.

“Voting by proxy is cowardly. Period,” Crenshaw said in a tweet in May.

In an April Facebook post, he said he would “NEVER support proxy or remote voting.”

“American is looking to its representatives to act like LEADERS with courage, not spineless sheep in hiding. We ask our grocers to work, our truckers to drive, and our nurses to risk their lives. Congress can show up to VOTE,” Crenshaw said in the post.