The Stacey Abrams Mask Controversy Deepens as More Photos Surface

The Stacey Abrams Mask Controversy Deepens as More Photos Surface
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We reported Sunday on the mask controversy surrounding failed 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, who during a Friday visit to Glennwood Elementary School in Decatur was seen in a photo shared to her Twitter page sitting maskless in front of what appeared to be either a gymnasium or auditorium full of masked children.

For those who missed the now-deleted photo, here it is along with a couple of others that showed she was also maskless during a photo with a masked school administrator and while speaking at the podium:

The photo of Abrams with the children sparked controversy for obvious reasons, namely that even being a low risk that they would be forced to wear masks while Abrams – who is fully vaccinated – had hers off.

Abrams’ 2022 gubernatorial campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo, who sounds like a graduate of Wokeville University, first made matters worse by dodging in a pitiful, unprofessional “raaacism” response in which she bizarrely invoked Black History Month and completely dodged the issue. But it got even worse than that after Groh-Wargo tweeted – and it was also reported by local news outlets – that Abrams specifically demanded that everyone around her remain maskless so she could take hers off.

Though Abrams has gotten slammed even by some on her side of the aisle, it appears that national media outlets are by and large ready to move on from it because of course they must Protect the Democrat no matter what. But has done what they won’t in following up on the story, obtaining more pictures that give the impression that Abrams may have spent most of the event without a mask:

I guess COVID makes special exceptions for people who pose for photos and who speak at podiums?

Though Abrams’ campaign has called criticisms of her actions “shameful” and “pathetic,” what’s actually shameful and pathetic here is the continued “rules for thee but not for me” mentality of self-righteous Democrats like Abrams, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, President Joe Biden, and others who obviously believe the rules only apply to others and not themselves.

Democrats have spent the last two years blaming Republicans for the defiance shown by the public on mask mandates, but what they always neglect to mention is that there’s a little something called “lead by example” at play here. If people see prominent pro-mask mandate types on the left continuing to flout the rules, at some point they, too, are going to start rejecting the mask theater and will commence in doing their own thing, which is a lot of what we’re seeing right now across the country with even Democrat governors now raising questions about the supposed “need” for mask mandates.

Of course, that it’s an election year is also a factor in why we’re seeing a change in heart among some. But regardless, there are always going to be those on the left who say they believe that mask mandates should continue indefinitely but who then will turn around and pretend like they’re an exception to the rule. The onus will remain on us to call them out every single time. Because shaming them is apparently the only way to get their attention.

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