Politics

After Ordering Indoor Mask Mandate, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Went Unmasked At Wedding: Report

On Saturday night, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser officiated a wedding where “hundreds” of unmasked guests reportedly attended.

This happened after she reimposed an indoor mask mandate on her city, according to the Washington Examiner.

RELATED: Hunter Biden Gushes Over His Art – Says His Dad Thinks ‘Everything I Do Should Be In National Gallery’

Bowser Sans Mask

“Fewer than 24 hours after Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated her 49th birthday with a DJ and comedian Dave Chappelle, she officiated a wedding at The Line DC, a four-star hotel in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of the city,” the Examiner reported.

The new outlet continued, “Despite the mayor’s order, the wedding reception featured hundreds of unmasked guests served by dozens of wait staff, including a conspicuously unmasked Bowser.”

The Examiner added, “Bowser, who was not sitting at the table designated for her during wedding toasts, did not wear a mask despite not actively eating or drinking.”

“When approached by the Washington Examiner to explain why she was maskless at an event now legally obligated to enforce mask compliance, security blockaded the free press,” the outlet noted.

Bowser then later denied that she broke her own rules. 

The mask mandate mayor claimed she was eating and drinking inside when maskless, the exception to the rule. 

“The mask mandate is for indoor settings (excluding while eating and drinking) and does not apply to outdoor settings,” her office said. “The Mayor wore a mask indoors in compliance with the mandate.”

RELATED: CNN’s Jake Tapper Claims He’s ‘Not A Liberal Democrat’ And Not Pushing ‘That Joe Biden Be Reelected’

Bowser Announced DC’s Mask Mandate On Friday

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said fully vaccinated individuals should wear face masks in areas of the country where COVID-19 transmission was high.

This was a reversal from their position in May, when the CDC said that masks were no longer necessary in most settings for fully vaccinated people.

On Friday, Mayor Bowser announced that DC would be reimposing an indoor mask mandate beginning on Saturday, noting the uptick in cases in the District.

According to the New York Times, over the past week Washington, DC has reported an average of 57 new COVID-19 cases each day.

At the end of June, DC was reporting an average of 9 new cases a week, according to the Times’ data.

“We want to get ahead of it and nip it in the bud,” Bowser said at a press conference on Friday. “We know that masks can be very effective in doing that.”

 

Now is the time to support and share the sources you trust.
The Political Insider ranks #16 on Feedspot’s “Top 70 Conservative Political Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2021.”

 

John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

Recent Posts

‘Never Trumper’ Liz Cheney Claims GOP Leadership ‘Enabling White Supremacy’

'Never Trump' Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) used the occasion of the horrific attack that killed…

3 hours ago

Surprise! Experts Worried Weapons Sent To Ukraine Might End Up In Enemy Hands

Last Tuesday, a $40 billion security-assistance package for Ukraine was approved with a 368 to…

5 hours ago

Trump Withdrew American Soldiers From Somalia – Biden Is Sending Them Back

By Dr. Derek Ellerman Following roughly three decades of post-Cold War foreign policy consensus, America…

6 hours ago

Justice Clarence Thomas Issues Stark Warning After Unprecedented Leak Of Draft Opinion

Justice Clarence Thomas shared his disappointment in the loss of trust that the Supreme Court…

7 hours ago

More Regulation Will Not Solve Our Energy Problems

By Dan Romito for RealClearEnergy There is a concerning precedent emerging within conventional American politics…

8 hours ago

Elon Musk Dunks On Biden, Surprises Some With His Views On Trump

Free speech warrior and billionaire Elon Musk tweeted his opinion on President Joe Biden’s performance…

8 hours ago