We had stated in a previous article published just earlier this morning that the latest Democrat to take an Olympic dive into the pit of hypocrisy was Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot when she was seen at a WNBA game in flagrant disregard for her own mask mandate. We stated, specifically, that the “well of Democratic hypocrisy seems to be immeasurably deep and it appears that Lightfoot is only the latest to gleefully jump into the that pit.”
Not even several hours after publishing, this now has to be amended.
As YahooNews reports Video footage shows a maskless President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walking through a Washington, D.C., restaurant, breaking the city’s mask mandate for indoor venues.
The Bidens are seen walking through ritzy D.C. Italian seafood restaurant Fiola Mare Saturday evening, followed by Secret Service wearing black suits and black facemasks.
The Bidens had just come from mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown, the Daily Mail reports. The presidential date night came on “Sweetest Day,” a holiday celebrated in the Midwest and Florida to recognize expressions of romance and acts of kindness.
In response to this, Press Secretary Jen Psaki once again demonstrated her mastery of evasion.
As FoxNews reports White House press secretary Jen Psaki brushed off a question Monday about President Biden being filmed without a mask inside a Washington, D.C., restaurant, saying people should pay attention to the president’s policies and “not overly focus on moments in time.”
During her daily press briefing, Psaki was asked by Fox News’ Peter Doocy to address a video showing Biden and first lady Jill Biden walking through a high-end Georgetown restaurant without masks on Saturday, violating Washington, D.C.’s indoor mask mandate.
“There is a mask requirement inside D.C. restaurants,” Doocy said, “yet President Biden and the first lady were not wearing masks while walking around a D.C. restaurant on Saturday. Why?”
Psaki responded by incorrectly claiming the controversy centered around a photo, not a video, and she said the Bidens were walking out of the restaurant, not through it.
“Well, I think what we are referring to is a photo of them walking out of a restaurant after they had eaten, masks in hand, where they had not had put them back on yet,” Psaki said.
“So I would say, of course, there are moments when we all don’t put masks back on as quickly as we should,” she continued. “But I don’t think we should lose the forest through the trees here in that our objective here is to get more people vaccinated, make sure that that schools and companies around the country can put in place requirements to save more lives and keep people safer and not overly focus on moments in time that don’t reflect overarching policy.