Over the weekend, Joe Biden was busted for not wearing a mask in an expensive D.C. seafood restaurant, while he was there walking around the restaurant with his wife, who was also unmasked, and when he came out of the restaurant.
Since July 31, D.C. has been enforcing a mandate for indoor businesses that are open to the public. Biden pushes masking and criticizes the unvaccinated. He also signed an executive order requiring masks be worn on federal property which he immediately broke.
So you knew it would be coming up as a question to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki to explain Biden’s failure to follow his own rules and the D.C. mandate. This intrigued me. Fox’s Peter Doocy asked her why Biden and his wife were not wearing masks in the restaurant, given the mandate.
Jen Psaki defends Joe Biden’s violation of the DC mask mandate
“There will be times that we don’t always put our masks on correctly.”
She believes it is crucial to not be too focused on “moments in time” that do not reflect an overarching policy. pic.twitter.com/wE86fhxint
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 18, 2021
“Well, I think what we are referring to is a photo of them walking out of a restaurant after they had eaten, masks in hand, where they had not had put them back on yet,” Psaki said.
“So I would say, of course, there are moments when we all don’t put masks back on as quickly as we should,” she continued. “But I don’t think we should lose the forest through the trees here in that our objective here is to get more people vaccinated, make sure that that schools and companies around the country can put in place requirements to save more lives and keep people safer and not overly focus on moments in time that don’t reflect overarching policy.”
Doocy challenged her and she kept going. “There is a carve out for people under two or people who are actively eating or drinking,” Doocy said. “So I’m just curious why the president was doing this.” “I think I just addressed it, Peter,” Psaki claimed.
It is a typical spin. Biden and Jill were filmed in the restaurant with no masks. There is a photo of them talking and standing in front of cameras, then later, video shows him removing his mask while still holding it in his hands.
WATCH: Joe Biden, who is not wearing a mask, enters a Washington, D.C., restaurant. This violates the mask mandate. pic.twitter.com/lZDDFbhjZT
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 17, 2021
Biden spotted walking around in Fiola Mare without a mask, violating DC’s mask mandate pic.twitter.com/k4fss2QHUk
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) October 17, 2021
After their date night, President Biden was seen leaving the restaurant with his First Lady. He had just ducked out as he looked for selfies. pic.twitter.com/q2AMku5AHL
— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) October 17, 2021
And then, the rest of her comments are quite another. It’s actually more offensive than her telling us to disregard the evidence of our own eyes as to what Biden did. Don’t look at what Biden actually does, she says, ignore the obvious hypocrisy, just pay attention to the policy and do what we tell you to do, you peasants! Indeed, she’s effectively saying “Rule for thee, not for me.” She managed to give an even worse answer than I might have imagined. It is hard to believe that anyone would listen to these people when they respond in such a way.
Now, I don’t think there should be a mandate. But he does and he’s always pushing it on other people. So he should stop being a hypocrite and own that he’s not acting in accord with his own words.