SHUTDOWN HYPOCRITES: Here’s the Growing List of Democrats Who Defied Their Own CoVID Rules

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Covid is just a distraction from the left stealing the election!
Funny that this list just keeps growing.

There has been no greater example of hypocrisy over the past several months than the actions taken by many government officials who expect the public to obey one set of rules while they live by another. At this point, the list of officials who have defied their own coronavirus restrictions has become so extensive that it’s difficult to keep track. But here is a shortlist of some of the most egregious violators who have eroded public trust and support for continued restrictions.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot got her hair done, although salons and barbershops across the city were forced to remain closed. The news broke just days after Lightfoot fended the shutdown and told the public that “getting your roots done is not essential.” When confronted about this hypocrisy, Lightfoot insisted that her actions were acceptable because “I’m the public face of this city. I’m on national media, and I’m out in the public eye.”

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney was caught dining at a friend’s restaurant in Maryland while restaurants across his city were forced to remain closed. Kenney defended his actions by claiming that “the risk was low.” But that doesn’t change the fact that Kenney had insisted for weeks during his press briefings that indoor dining was unsafe.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was seen visiting Virginia Beach shortly after the city’s reopening in May. He was not social distancing — in fact, he was seen taking pictures with constituents and visiting Mayor Bobby Dye. And he did not wear a mask despite being in close contact with others, even though he urged residents to consider wearing masks while in public. Northam claimed he was not “prepared,” which is why he wasn’t wearing a mask. A few days later, he mandated face masks for everyone 10 years or older.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham purchased jewelry from a store in Albuquerque after she ordered the closure of all nonessential businesses. Lujan Grisham’s office claimed the transaction was made remotely and that someone in her office picked up the purchase for her. But it still violates Lujan Grisham’s own demand that residents only leave their homes for essential purchases only.


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited a shuttered San Francisco salon in September to get her hair done. Local ordinances required the salon to remain closed, but Pelosi managed to work her way in. She was also seen not wearing a mask while inside the salon, according to security camera footage obtained by Fox News. When asked why it was OK for her to get her hair done while every other city resident was forced to wait until after the restrictions were lifted, Pelosi blamed the salon and claimed its employees set her up.

California Gov. Gavin Newsomattended a dinner party at the French Laundry restaurant in the Bay Area earlier this month in direct violation of his own coronavirus restrictions. Pictures of the event revealed that he was not the only official breaking the rules: Several top medical officials also attended the indoor party. Newsom later called the dinner a “bad mistake.”

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomocanceled his Thanksgiving plans after being called out for inviting his 89-year-old mother and two daughters to travel to his residence in Albany. He announced his intention to celebrate the holiday with his family members after spending several days urging residents not to travel. Backlash ensued, and Cuomo revealed that he had disinvited his family members shortly thereafter.

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser traveled to Delaware earlier this month to participate in an election night celebration for President-elect Joe Biden. The city’s rules require anyone traveling to a potential hot spot, which includes Delaware, to quarantine for two weeks after returning. But Bowser said she would not quarantine and claimed the event was “essential” travel.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancockrevealed that he traveled to Mississippi for Thanksgiving to celebrate the holiday with his wife and daughter, even though he had urged others to stay home and celebrate alone if need be. Hancock claimed it was “safer” for him to travel to see his daughter than it would have been for her to travel to Denver. But if he was serious about his own restrictions, neither of them would have traveled at all.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardoviolated his own restrictions over Thanksgiving by celebrating the holiday with family members outside of his own household. He also traveled to his parents’ house to attend a dinner with them and an unknown number of other guests. When asked why he defied his own guidance that required San Jose residents to celebrate with immediate household members only, a spokesperson for the mayor argued that we should “redraw the line between what is personal and what is public.”

— Just hours after voting to ban outdoor dining in Los Angeles, County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl was caught dining at a restaurant in Santa Monica, where she dined outdoors. Kuehl had just described outdoor dining as “a most dangerous situation” during the County Board of Supervisor meeting, arguing that hundreds of patrons could expose their servers to the coronavirus. Clearly, her concern was half-hearted.

There are many more examples just like these, and each one is more frustrating than the last. These officials are supposed to represent and lead the public, yet many have abused their positions to discard the rules when it benefits them. And all the while, thousands upon thousands of people are losing their jobs and businesses because they have no choice but to obey the government’s restrictions.

This cannot continue. Government officials need to decide: Either take these restrictions seriously or get rid of them altogether. There can only be one set of rules, and if our leaders cannot find it in themselves to abide by them, they shouldn’t be considered leaders at all.
 

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I read an interesting piece the other day about the liberals have gone scorched earth the last four years and that the only people that will listen to anything they say are other extreme leftist. They’ve blown any credibility they ever had.
 
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