Press Secretary: Biden Exempt From His Own Mask Order Because He Was ‘Celebrating’

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From The Federalist:

President Joe Biden asked Americans to wear masks for at least 100 days, but he thinks he is exempt because of his inauguration celebrations.

Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday, mandating the use of masks on all federal property.

“Wearing masks isn’t a partisan issue — it’s a patriotic act that can save countless lives. That’s why I signed an executive order today issuing a mask mandate on federal property. It’s time to mask up, America,” he wrote on Twitter.

Wearing masks isn’t a partisan issue — it’s a patriotic act that can save countless lives. That’s why I signed an executive order today issuing a mask mandate on federal property. It’s time to mask up, America.

— President Biden (@POTUS) January 21, 2021

Despite his recent mask order, the new president and his family were spotted parading around the Lincoln Memorial without face coverings during Wednesday evening’s inauguration celebrations.

Here’s Biden addressing the media, all of whom are wearing masks, while he continues to not wear a mask pic.twitter.com/J5XlCY4uzi

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 21, 2021

When asked on Thursday why Biden so clearly violated his most recent executive order concerning face coverings, press secretary Jen Psaki said the president’s “historic day” should be viewed as an exception to the rule.

“He was celebrating an evening of a historic day in our country,” Psaki said.

When pressed further on the issue, Psaki merely shrugged off the reporter’s concerns about political hypocrisy and said the

https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/21/press-secretary-biden-exempt-from-mask-order-because-he-was-celebrating/

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