Democrat President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, appeared to violate Washington, D.C.’s, mask mandate over the weekend while on a date at a restaurant.
The Bidens “dined at Fiola Mare last night for their first DC restaurant date night since moving into the White House,” The Washingtonian reported. “Video and photos from fellow customers show Biden maskless as he exited the restaurant just before 8 PM.”
Washington, D.C.’s, mask mandate states that “everyone (including fully vaccinated people) must wear masks in indoor public settings,” including “restaurants and bars (when not eating or drinking).”
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The restaurant’s website states that masks must be worn at all times in the restaurant in accordance with the policy in Washington, D.C.
“Per CDC guidance and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s executive order, all individuals over age 2 are required to wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status,” the website says. “Masks must be always worn while in our restaurants, except while eating and drinking. Thank you for understanding.”
Bowser is one of many Democrats who have been accused of violating their own coronavirus guidelines.
“Hours before her indoor mask mandate went into effect in July, Bowser was photographed without a face mask during her own birthday celebration with comedian Dave Chappelle,” Fox News reported. “Hours after her indoor mask mandate went into effect, she was photographed without a mask during an indoor wedding reception. Bowser sparked backlash again in September when she tweeted a picture of herself with a group of women at an indoor Jack and Jill summit without a mask.”
The Heritage Foundation has documented several examples of Democrat politicians who they say were violating or appearing to violate their own coronavirus mandates, policies, or other restrictions.
Some recent examples include:
- Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) — September 20, 2021: “Caught partying without a mask despite saying those who don’t wear masks are acting ‘cruelly’ and guilty of ‘selfish idiocy,’ pushing fines for not masking.”
- San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) — September 15, 2021: “Parties maskless despite city ordinance requiring masks.”
- Rep. Susan Lee (D-NV) — September 11, 2021: “Attends costume party in Las Vegas without a mask the day after mask mandate went into effect.”
- Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) — September 11, 2021: “Attends costume party in Las Vegas without a mask the day after mask mandate went into effect.”
- Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser — September 9, 2021: “Mayor Muriel Bowser meets with group indoors where no one is wearing masks despite her own mask mandate.”
- Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI) — September 3, 2021: “Holds wedding reception without masks despite state recommendations on masks/school mask mandates.”
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — August 28, 2021: “Caught not wearing mask in violation of New Mexico ordinance and contrary to her own tweets.”
- Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) — August 10, 2021: “Dances maskless at a wedding after tweeting everyone should ‘mask up,’ attacking Sen. Rand Paul for virus comments.”
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) — July 30, 2021: “Swears in new congressman without mask after implementing new mask mandate.”
- Terry McAuliffe, Democrat gubernatorial candidate — July 29, 2021: “Seen in Amtrak station and on train without mask, in violation of Amtrak rules and his own support for mask mandates.”
- Michigan Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — April 19, 2021: “Violates own order about social distancing and group size to go to bar with friends.”