Biden Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the first recognized Native American cabinet secretary in history, got married over the weekend in New Mexico.
One of the guests in attendance was Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
The problem was that on August 17, the Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, issued a statewide mandate reimposing an indoor mask mandate to deal with the Wuhan coronavirus.
“The re-implemented mask requirement applies to all individuals aged 2 and older in all indoor public settings—except when eating or drinking,” the governor’s press release for the order states. “The indoor mask requirement will be effective Friday, Aug. 20. It will remain in effect until at least September 15.”
An Interior Department spokesman, who is a former employee of Media Matters for America, told the Free Beacon guests at the wedding “were required to be vaccinated and wear masks” in accordance with “CDC guidance and New Mexico’s public health orders,” but did not comment on the photographic evidence that contradicted this claim.
According to the Free Beacon, Politico reported and claimed, without evidence, that “guests were required to be vaccinated and wear masks.”
But photos obtained by the Free Beacon showed Haaland and Warren partying maskless, along with others.
Photo from @FreeBeacon shows Elizabeth Warren, Deb Haaland partying maskless over the weekend in defiance of state mask mandate https://t.co/xHWGuhG4mu pic.twitter.com/LqorkABoYs
— Tristan Justice (@JusticeTristan) August 30, 2021
The pictures show Haaland with Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) as well as Haaland dancing with her new husband. Warren is also shown without a mask. None of them are actively eating or drinking. They’re not even at a table, pretending like they are.
Today, no one’s talking. Free Beacon reached out to both the governor’s office and Warren’s office and no one is commenting on their maskless behavior.
Again, I’m all for them not wearing a mask. Just then don’t turn around, as they have, and preach that you’ve got to wear masks when you’re not. Meanwhile, the kids in New Mexico public schools are having to wear masks all day long.
But Democrats have a profound habit of promoting virus restrictions, then blowing them off in what people have come to call “Rules for thee, but not for me” episodes. From Governor Hair Gel in California to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) – there are a lot of hypocrites out there. Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser delayed a mask mandate until the day after her birthday party earlier this summer. Most recently over the weekend, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler got busted over it.
Every week. Every single week. https://t.co/c0PRaLYwRk
— Trey Radel (@treyradel) August 30, 2021
Yup, they really take it seriously, don’t they?
Rules are for the little people https://t.co/QojogS1ChP
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) August 31, 2021