Some elected officials have encouraged Americans to stay home amid the pandemic, despite the fact that they, themselves keep defying their own rules, as reports Fox News.
Gavin Newsom was spotted at a large birthday party at the French Laundry, despite having told local residents they should remain at home.
Newsom was seen at a crowded event, maskless, and enjoying his surrounding company.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock tweeted, telling local residents not to travel for the holidays just 30 minutes before he boarded a flight to Mississipi to visit family for Thanksgiving.
Steve Adler, mayor of Austin, Texas told people to stay home, while he was on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl dined at an Italian restaurant in Santa Monica just hours after she voted to ban outdoor dining.
From Fox News:
This sort of hypocrisy isn’t limited to California, of course. Not long after imploring residents of the District of Columbia not to cross state lines, Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser traveled to Delaware — a state with higher coronavirus case rates — to attend a victory celebration for President-elect Joe Biden. She defended the decision by deeming the trip “essential travel.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, another Democrat, announced plans to have his 89-year-old mother and two of his daughters over to his home for Thanksgiving, despite asking New Yorkers not to travel for the holiday. The governor justified his decision by saying, “I didn’t want to disappoint my mother.” However, he eventually canceled the gathering after a public backlash.