Politicians Who Exempt Themselves From Covid-19 Rules (OPINION)
Recently a salon owner received a call from someone on Nancy Pelosi's staff, telling them that the Speaker Of The House would be over to "have her hair done."
The security footage, timestamped Monday at 3:08 p.m. Pacific Time, shows the California congresswoman at eSalon in San Francisco. She is not wearing a mask over her nose and mouth as any other would have to do, according to city ordnance. The stylist is wearing a mask, in accordance with city ordnance.
The owner of the salon was a little upset. “It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can’t work,” Kious told Fox News. “We’re supposed to look up to this woman, right?” Kious said. “It is just disturbing.”
Recently, Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was called out for the same hair appointment violation.
Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker was asked about his wife leaving town during a stay-at-home order.
New York Governor Cuomo’s visit shows the governor hugging Van Johnson. The governor is not wearing a mask.
Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined protesters on the streets of Los Angeles, California on June 2, taking a knee outside police headquarters. Yet Los Angeles has had a stay-at-home order issued since June.
Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was seen at a gym on March 16, the day that Cuomo announced all gyms in the state would shut down due to coronavirus.
Meanwhile a photo of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney eating indoors in Maryland has locals upset. The mayor and city council had ordered a stop to such indoor dining practices due to COVID-19. Mayor Kenney has been rather outspoken and stood by his decision to not allow indoor dining in local restaurants. “We need to follow what we are being asked to do by the health department,” the mayor insisted.“I beg you to follow the rules.”
When U.S. House Representative John Lewis died his funeral was attended by elite politicians. Currently, across America, folks are not allowed to have large gatherings, even for funerals. That means that when a loved one dies the funeral service can only be attended by a small few and even then there are strict rules that must be followed.
But to those who see themselves as "elite", the very rules they make for the rest of us do not apply to them.
While those in the pews at the funeral were seen wearing masks, there were far too many in the room, according to local ordinances, and few were social distancing.
It is well past time that we rotate out those who see themselves as above the rest of us. In America laws are to apply equally, across the board.