Forced to apologize for appearing in photo with more than 6 people inside a bar.
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Yet another example of an authority figure violating their own COVID-19 restrictions occurred over the weekend after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was forced to apologize for breaking rules on indoor dining.
Whitmer was photographed with a dozen people at a bar in East Lansing, violating rules which state a maximum of 6 people can be seated at a table.
“Yesterday, I went with friends to a local restaurant. As more people arrived, the tables were pushed together,” the governor said in a statement. “Because we were all vaccinated, we didn’t stop to think about it. In retrospect, I should have thought about it. I am human. I made a mistake, and I apologize.”
In other words, yet again, it’s one rule for the plebs and another rule for those in power.
By dining inside with more than 6 other people, Whitmer was violating a statewide order that was passed only the week before.
This is just the latest of a plethora of examples of those who make the rules and demand everyone else comply flagrantly violating them.
In April, two of Whitmer’s top aides went for a spring break vacation even as residents were cautioned against traveling due to a rise in COVID cases.
We previously highlighted how John Kerry violated CDC mandates by removing his mask almost immediately after boarding a first class flight from Boston to DC.
Joe Biden violated his own executive order on the day it was signed when his family took part in a photo-op on federal property after removing their masks.
California Governor Gavin Newsom’s rampant hypocrisy was exposed when he was caught on camera unmasked eating indoors at a Michelin star restaurant with a group of 12 people while telling Californians they could only celebrate Thanksgiving outside.
When Nancy Pelosi visited a hair salon in San Francisco, breaking rules that only allow service outdoors, she also removed her mask.