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Rules For Thee But Not For Me: 87 Examples of Politicians Defying Their Own Covid Restrictions

Contributors: 5
Items: 87
Summary Date Source Offender
De Blasio defends going to the gym amid outbreak: 'I need exercise to be able to stay healthy and make decisions' 03/16/2020 The Hill Bill de Blasio
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot defends getting a haircut amid coronavirus outbreak, says stylist wore ‘a mask and gloves’ 04/06/2020 Chicago Tribune Lori Lightfoot
A Mayor Cracked Down On Parties During The Coronavirus Lockdown. His Wife Defied Him. 04/07/2020 Buzzfeed Brant Walker
Texas mayor apologizes after violating stay-at-home order to go to nail salon 04/25/2020 NBC News Becky Ames
Reporter Asks Illinois Governor About His Wife Allegedly Leaving Town During Stay-At-Home Order 04/30/2020 Daily Caller J.B. Pritzker
Virginia Gov. Northam Faces Backlash For Not Wearing Mask on Public Beach 05/24/2020 The Daily Beast Ralph Northam
Michigan Governor Says Husband’s Request Was ‘Failed Attempt at Humor’ 05/26/2020 The New York Times Gretchen Whitmer
New Mexico governor slammed for buying jewelry amid closures 05/27/2020 Associated Press Michelle Lujan Grisham
Minn. mayor gives masks to crowding rioters after warning in-person worship would be 'public health disaster' 05/29/2020 Fox News Jacob Frey
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Joins George Floyd Protesters Despite Stay at Home Order 06/02/2020 Fox News Eric Garcetti
GOP Assemblyman: N.J. Gov. Murphy broke own order marching in protests 06/08/2020 WHYY Phil Murphy
Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker Joins Protesters on Juneteenth 06/19/2020 Daily Caller J.B. Pritzker
Bexar County Judge Wolff standing in restuarant ignoring mask and social distancing 06/24/2020 KENS5 Nelson Wolff
NY Gov. Cuomo Travels to Georgia, Doesn't Quarantine Because He's 'Essential' 07/20/2020 Democrat & Chronicle Andrew Cuomo
Gov. Andrew Cuomo hugged Georgia mayor — and didn't wear a mask. Now he won't self-quarantine. 07/28/2020 The Blaze Andrew Cuomo
Another California Official Hosted A Party Amid Lockdown 08/01/2020 LaCorte News Diane Becton
'I take responsibility': Nancy Pelosi believes she was 'set up' by San Francisco hair salon 09/03/2020 ABC San Francisco Nancy Pelosi
Pa. mayor who banned indoor dining caught dining inside in Maryland, and chefs are roasting him 09/04/2020 Penn Live Jim Kenney
Tucker Carlson Shows Sen. Dianne Feinstein at Airport With No Mask After She Called for Mandated Face Covers 09/29/2020 Newsweek Dianne Feinstein
Mark Meadows threw a 70-person indoor wedding for his daughter, flouting coronavirus restrictions. 10/08/2020 The New York Times Mark Meadows
Newsom sends his children back to private school classrooms in California 10/30/2020 Politico Gavin Newsom
Trump-bashing Sen. Chuck Schumer removes mask to celebrate Biden’s reported win 11/07/2020 Law Enforcement Today Chuck Schumer
Why Did Pritzker Party In A Crowd Despite His Coronavirus Advice? 11/09/2020 Patch J.B. Pritzker
DC Mayor Doubles Down On Attending Biden Celebration, Calls It Essential 11/10/2020 Daily Caller Muriel Bowser
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot defends joining crowd celebrating Biden-Harris win as COVID-19 cases surge 11/13/2020 Chicago Tribune Lori Lightfoot
Pelosi Cancels Dinner For New Democrats After Blowback Over Coronavirus Risk 11/13/2020 Daily Caller Nancy Pelosi
California Lawmakers Travel To Conference In Hawaii Despite New Coronavirus Restrictions 11/16/2020 Daily Caller California Lawmakers
Feinstein, Who Pushed For Nationwide Mask Mandate, Seen Maskless In Public 11/17/2020 Daily Caller Dianne Feinstein
Gavin Newsom apologises for breaking lockdown to go to a dinner party as California put under new rules 11/17/2020 Independent Gavin Newsom
Brooklyn Dems spotted at crowded birthday bash amid coronavirus surge 11/20/2020 FOX News Prominent Brooklyn Dems
Williamson County judge pleads guilty for violating his own stay-at-home order, will pay $1,000 fine 11/24/2020 Texas Tribune Bill Gravell
After warnings to avoid travel, Denver Mayor Hancock flies to visit family for Thanksgiving 11/25/2020 NBC Denver Michael Hancock
Illinois mayor’s niece admonishes him for attending wedding without mask 11/25/2020 NY Post Steve Chirico
LA Official Caught Eating At Restaurant Hours After Voting To Ban Outdoor Dining 12/01/2020 LaCorte News Sheila Kuehl
S.F. Mayor London Breed had her own French Laundry party — the night after Gavin Newsom’s 12/01/2020 San Francisco Chronicle London Breed
San Jose mayor visits parents for Thanksgiving in apparent disregard of coronavirus warnings: report 12/01/2020 Fox News Sam Liccardo
Governor Edwards addresses viral photo showing him maskless at country club 12/02/2020 WBRZ John Bel Edwards
Austin mayor tells constituents to stay home — from Mexico vacation 12/02/2020 NY Post Steve Adler
Texas judges who called for stricter coronavirus mandates accused of breaking their own rules 12/03/2020 Fox News B. Glen Whitley
Texas judges who called for stricter coronavirus mandates accused of breaking their own rules 12/03/2020 Fox News Clay Jenkins
Chicago Alderman’s Restaurant Caught Defying Indoor Dining Ban: ‘Someone Ratted Us Out,’ Employee Says 12/07/2020 Block Club Chicago Tom Tunney
These California lawmakers distanced for work. Then they shared dinner at a Sacramento restaurant 12/08/2020 The Sacramento Bee Calif. State Assembly Members
Illinois mayor apologies for eating inside St. Louis restaurant amid indoor dining ban in his town 12/14/2020 KMOX Mark Eckert
Rhode Island Governor Tells Citizens To ‘Stay Home’ Before Heading To Wine Bar 12/16/2020 Daily Caller Gina Raimondo
Birx went to Delaware with family on Thanksgiving despite her travel warnings 12/20/2020 NY Post Deborah Birx
N.C. official defends 'personal decision' to travel on Christmas despite 'stay home' warning 12/21/2020 Washington Times Dena Diorio
Democratic New York County Executive Filmed Playing Hockey Two Weeks After Shutting Down Ice Rink For Hosting Scrimmage 12/29/2020 Daily Caller Mark Poloncarz
'GET IT TOGETHER!' Bill de Blasio slammed for deserted Times Square dance as Covid-ravaged New Yorkers remain in lockdown 01/01/2021 The Sun Bill de Blasio
Psaki: Biden Violated His Mask Mandate Last Night Because He Was “Celebrating” 01/21/2021 Hot Air Joe Biden
Biden climate czar John Kerry spotted maskless sitting in first class on commercial flight 03/17/2021 Washington Examiner John Kerry
Caught Red-Handed: Dept Of Interior Throws Junior Staff Under Bus For Party Plans Violating WH Covid Policy 03/27/2021 Hot Air Deb Haaland
Psaki: Biden and VP Harris Do Not Have to Follow Travel Guidelines Because They Fly on a Private Plane 03/29/2021 Grabien Joe Biden, Kamala Harris
Michigan governor's top aide vacations in Florida, despite Whitmer's travel warning 04/10/2021 Fox News Tricia Foster
Gov. Whitmer Traveled to Florida After Telling Michiganders Not To 04/20/2021 HotAir Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer apologizes after violating indoor dining restrictions 05/24/2021 NBC News Gretchen Whitmer
John Kerry caught maskless at airport in 2nd mask mishap this year 07/07/2021 Fox News John Kerry
Texas Democrats smile maskless on plane while skipping work to block voting bill 07/12/2021 Washington Examiner Texas Democrats
Gavin Newsom sent kids to summer camp not enforcing state mask rules 07/27/2021 SF Gate Gavin Newsom
Photos appear to show DC mayor celebrating birthday maskless hours before mandate went into effect 07/31/2021 Fox News Muriel Bowser
DC Mayor Bowser officiates maskless indoor wedding after reinstated mask mandate 07/31/2021 Washington Examiner Muriel Bowser
AOC puts on mask for picture, removes it afterward, video shows 08/04/2021 Fox News Alexandria Ocazio-Cortez
Maskless Obama hits the dancefloor at his celeb-filled 'scaled back' Martha's Vineyard 60th birthday bash attended by hundreds that has been labeled 'hypocrisy at its finest' amid US Delta surge 08/08/2021 Daily Mail Barack Obama
Rashida Tlaib spotted dancing maskless at large indoor gathering in CDC 'orange' zone 08/09/2021 Fox News Rashida Tlaib
Video shows hordes of maskless people at Pelosi fundraiser 08/22/2021 NY Post Nancy Pelosi
DC Mayor Bowser sparks backlash by posting indoor maskless photo 09/10/2021 Fox News Muriel Bowser
Why Did the Staff at the Met Wear Masks, While the Celebrities Went Without? 09/14/2021 National Review Alexandria Ocazio-Cortez & Carolyn Maloney
McAuliffe seen on Amtrak without mask, skirting federal mask mandates; passenger calls it a 'double standard' 09/14/2021 Fox News Terry McAuliffe
Maskless San Francisco mayor breaks health order, seen partying with BLM co-founder at nightclub 09/17/2021 Fox News London Breed
Hypocrisy: Two More Politicians Flout Their Own COVID Restrictions In San Francisco, Palm Beach 09/20/2021 The Federalist Alexandria Ayala
New Jersey Dem Gov. Murphy caught maskless at indoor ball: 'Let them wear masks' 10/12/2021 Fox News Phil Murphy
Joe and Jill are filmed breaking DC's mask mandate by walking through upmarket Italian restaurant without masks on 10/17/2021 Daily Mail Joe Biden, Jill Biden
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot posts maskless photo at WNBA game, apparently violating indoor mask mandates 10/18/2021 Fox News Lori Lightfoot
Bowser Weathers Criticism Over Trip to Biden Celebration in ‘High-Risk' State 11/10/2021 NBC 4 Washington Muriel Bowser
Nancy Pelosi slammed as hypocrite for attending Ivy Getty’s wedding maskless 11/10/2021 NY Post Nancy Pelosi
Joe Biden is spotted MASKLESS inside Nantucket store where face coverings are mandated just hours after being 'fully briefed' on new Omicron Variant 11/28/2021 Daily Mail Joe Biden
SF Mayor London Breed Again Seen Partying Maskless at Nightclub, Again Says She Did Nothing Wrong 11/30/2021 SFist London Breed
Rep. Eric Swalwell the latest blue-state Democrat spotted maskless in mandate-free Florida 01/05/2022 Fox News Eric Swalwell
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand strolls maskless through upstate restaurant 01/15/2022 NY Post Kirsten Gillibrand
Boris Johnson claps back against calls to resign amid 'partygate' scandal 01/19/2022 Fox News Boris Johnson & staff
Newsom, Garcetti criticized after being spotted not wearing face masks at LA Rams, 49ers game 01/31/2022 ABC Los Angeles Gavin Newsom, Eric Garcetti
L.A. Mayor Garcetti Says He Held His Breath For Maskless Photo With Magic Johnson 02/02/2022 Deadline Eric Garcetti
Stacey Abrams receives backlash for posing maskless with room full of young masked children 02/06/2022 Fox News Stacey Abrams
Democrat Rep. Elissa Slotkin Poses Maskless with Masked Event Attendees, Following Stacey Abrams’ Example 02/07/2022 Breitbart Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI)
ANOTHER Democrat is caught flouting mask mandates: New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman is seen smiling in photo with masked students at high school just days after urging people to wear face coverings 02/07/2022 Daily Mail Jamaal Bowman
Maskless New York parent booted from school board meeting days after school officials posed maskless 02/11/2022 Fox News Webster NY School Board officials
Online outrage as school board member confronted by maskless photo storms out of meeting 02/20/2022 Fox News Montgomery County VA School Board member
CNN Journalist Shuns Airline Mask Mandate in First Class 04/05/2022 Washington Free Beacon Ana Navarro
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