Bidens slammed for violating DC’s mask warrant at upscale Georgetown restaurant
President Biden is accused of hypocrisy for failing to wear a mask on Saturday at an upscale Georgetown restaurant, in apparent violation of the district’s face covering rules.
Mr Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were filmed walking unmasked through the Fiola Mare alongside masked Secret Service agents, although the district’s reinstated mandate requires face covers in indoor public places for any person over 2 years old.
Among those who posted the video was the Republican National Committee, which tweeted, “WATCH: Joe Biden walks through expensive Washington, DC restaurant without a mask, violating DC’s mask mandate. “
Unsurprisingly, the scene sparked a lot of outrage on the right, including comments such as “rules for you, not for me” and “hypocrites go hypocrites”.
“Glad Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Ph.D. enjoyed their dinner without a mask,” Rep. Lauren Boebert, Republican of Colorado tweeted. “Now get rid of the warrant for the rest of us.”
House Republicans responded, “Joe Biden’s mask policy: masks for you, not for me.”
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee tweeted, “Joe Biden: you must wear a mask.” But I don’t.
People lose their jobs during Biden’s tenures and he doesn’t even have the decency to follow DC law and wear a mask. https://t.co/bYD7HwKHdG
– Bad Kitty for Congress 😼🌹 (@pepesgrandma) October 17, 2021
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was also surprised maskless over the weekend, who retweeted a photo of herself on Sunday during the WNBA Finals game in Chicago Sky without a mask, though everyone in the arena wore masks.
Some people online said she only briefly removed her mask for the photo, while others accused her of disobeying her own mandate.
Sir. Biden, who wore a mask, was fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, but the July 31 order from DC Mayor Muriel Bowser requires the mask to be worn indoors in public places such as restaurants, bars and retailers, regardless of vaccination status.
The Washington Times has contacted the White House for comment.
Mask-supporting Democrats have been repeatedly excoriated during the pandemic after being caught themselves without a mask in violation of rules requiring face covers in indoor public spaces such as restaurants, lounges and airports.
The offenders include California Governor Gavin Newsom, whose unmasked appearance in November at an upscale Napa Valley restaurant helped fuel a recall campaign against him. He defeated the booster offer last month.
Biden was caught at an upscale restaurant tonight in violation of DC’s mask warrant: pic.twitter.com/CMU1A8sVwF
– Deplorable Jew (@ TrumpJew2) October 17, 2021