Power-hungry politicians have been restricting individual freedom for most of 2020 on account of “public health” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
But they haven’t done as well when it comes to following their own rules.
Here are some examples of the hypocrisy:
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was one of the first to be caught violating supposed safety guidelines. Pelosi was caught on video getting a haircut at a salon in the Golden State that had been ordered to close.
Steve Adler, mayor of Austin, TX, recorded a PSA encouraging his constituents not to travel for the holidays. Adler filmed the PSA from Cabo, where he had gone on his private jet to host a wedding for his daughter.
Muriel Bowser, the mayor of D.C., has been one of the most restrictive politicians. Bowser had banned churches from gathering even outside when she traveled to Delaware. Bowser attended a celebration for Joe Biden.
Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island was photographed inside a wine bar without a mask — four days after telling her state’s residents to stay home except for essential travel.
California has provided plenty of hypocrites in addition to Pelosi.
LA County supervisor Sheila Kuehl dined outdoors hours after voting to ban outdoor dining. Hours after.
San Francisco mayor London Breed went out to eat at The French Laundry. Breed shut down businesses and restaurants across San Francisco.
Governor Gavin Newsom was caught eating at The French Laundry as well for a friend’s birthday party. Newsom had shut down indoor dining in many areas of the state and advised residents not to eat out at risk of spreading COVID.
This doesn’t include the obvious hypocrisy of the liberal politicians who gathered for events with Black Lives Matter.
It doesn’t include Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot’s “need” to get her hair cut so she could look good while representing the city.
It doesn’t include Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s family traveling from Illinois to their Florida farm despite Pritzker putting in place a travel ban for non-essential travel.
The list, undoubtedly, could go on.
All of it adds up to rules for thee, but not for me. And creates a larger amount of disdain from the governed when it comes to those who govern.