by Adan Salazar December 16th 2020, 5:37 pm

‘Please, stay home except for essential activities,’ liberal governor told Rhode Islanders.

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is being criticized after she was photographed with friends at a wine event just days after she instructed residents to stay home.

The Democrat East Coast governor was seen in photographs taken by another diner at a wine and art event at Barnaby’s Public House in Providence over the weekend.

The governor’s non-essential outing came just days after she instructed Rhode Islanders to “Please, stay home except for essential activities & wear a mask anytime you’re with people you don’t live with.”

The woman who took the photo, Erica Oliveras, claimed Raimondo “only took her mask off whenever she was drinking her wine,” but the photo clearly shows the governor’s glass and mask both down.

Another photo shows Raimondo masked, but in close proximity to the person conducting the event, who is likely not a member of her household.

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