NJ Gov and Teachers Busted as the Latest ‘Rules for Thee’ Hypocrites – RedState

We have a “two-for” “Rules for Thee” story today.

We’ve been following the hypocritical stories of Democrats who push for vaccination mandates and pandemic restrictions but then don’t follow those rules themselves. Gavin Newsom, the California governor said he would mandate that school children 12 years old and older be vaccinated. However, he has not yet vaccinated his daughter.

Today’s story hits both a Democratic politician and a school boards association.

Phil Murphy (New Jersey Governor) was at the Garden State Equality Ball, where he was having a good time in Asbury Park. Frank Pallone, a Democratic Representative from New Jersey was there as well. Both were maskless.

The Essex County Educators Association posted photos from the party.

Lo and behold, virtually no one was wearing a mask — neither the teachers nor Murphy — although the event was held completely indoors. This despite the state’s mandate that all faculty, students, and staff have to wear face masks while in school all day and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

“Our 2nd VP Chris Cannella along with our LGBTQ+ Committee Chair Micah Gary-Fryer enjoyed the Garden State Equality Ball last night along with NJEA [New Jersey Education Association] leadership and staff,” the ECEA tweeted.

The Shore News quip:

“Murphy’s Law in the state of New Jersey declares that all faculty, students, and staff must wear face masks while in school. The Centers for Disease Control, New Jersey Department of Health and COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing are required. Murphy’s Law also declares that those same teachers can party the night away indoors, maskless and without social distancing if the event includes Governor Phil Murphy and is without children. Murphy recommends that if you are unsure of the vaccination status of those around you, facemasks should be worn,” our original report stated.

After the Shore News broke the story, the ECEA deleted the pictures they had posted of the event, but of course, the internet is forever — and it was a little too late to cover up the story.

Murphy now gets blasted from other politicians.

State Senator Holly Schepisi told Fox News in an email statement that the maskless party “is this type of hypocrisy that is driving people in New Jersey insane.”

“At the very same time that this Governor issued another EO mandating two year olds wear masks for upwards of 7 hours a day because of purported ‘safety,’ the New Jersey political democratic elite gathered maskless by the thousands at multiple indoor events throughout the State, including in “high-risk” Asbury Park, Bergen and Hudson Counties,” Schepisi continued.

“The people of New Jersey are being told by this administration that they must comply, don’t ask questions or get labeled a knucklehead or worse while those demanding compliance flout the very policies they push,” she added. “It is wrong.”

Schepisi’s fellow state Senator Michael Testa said that the maskless merrymaking was “another example of Murphy’s hypocrisy as he continues to force pointless pandemic mandates on regular New Jerseyans that he and other elite Democrats cavalierly ignore when they think nobody is watching.”

“We can imagine King Murphy saying to the laughter of his court, ‘Let them wear masks,’” he added.

It is true. At this moment, it feels as if they mock us. After all, they put children through 7 hours of masks per day and then party at night without them.

While New Jersey is still imposing masks in schools, in healthcare settings, and on public transportation, Murphy is recommending them in other situations, as when people are “packed in on each other, and you’re not confident that you know the vaccination status of the people that you’re around.” Oh, just like at the very party he was at.

This seems so absurd. Even the rules make no sense — requiring it in a less likely situation with young children versus making it just a recommendation for adults. But then, he doesn’t even adhere to his own recommendation. Plus of course, vaccinated people can pass the virus as well, so that really doesn’t change that it can be transmitted.

But this nails both Murphy and the educators as the latest “Rules for Thee but Not for Me” violators.

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