‘Biden hypocrite – caught violating DC mask mandate
The US President was attacked on social media today with users calling Biden hypocrite. The President and first lady Jill Biden were caught violating Washington, D.C.’s indoor mask mandate by walking through a high-end Georgetown restaurant without masks on Saturday.
The maskless Bidens were recorded leaving Fiola Mare while flanked by masked Secret Service agents.
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The two dined at the Italian Michelin-starred seafood restaurant on the Potomac River after attending a service at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown.
Washington, D.C’s Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser reinstated an indoor mask mandate in July amid the surge of the delta variant. The Bidens also violated Fiola Mare’s mask policy, which mirrors the city’s.
Every American deserves an answer from @JoeBiden directly explaining why he thinks is allowed to break rules that he demands others to follow.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 17, 2021
Establishments that fail to enforce Bowser’s executive order face potential warnings, fines and the revocation of licenses, though the order also notes: “The enforcement provisions of this Order shall not be applied to persons in the federal government or legislative branch of the District government while those persons are on duty.”
The Bidens’ behaviour echoed that of Bowser, who has repeatedly been photographed flouting her own mask mandates.