Washington D.C. Mayor Murial Bowser might have set a new record for being the most hypocritical lawmaker yet. Mere hours after her newly re-implemented mask mandate went into effect photos emerged of her inside at a wedding without the required face covering. This comes hours after Bowser celebrated her birthday with Dave Chapelle on Friday before the mask mandate went into effect.
The Daily Wire reports:
The wedding itself appears to have been outside, but the reception appears to have been indoors, where photos and videos of Bowser indoors without a mask were published by The Washington Examiner.
“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 reported.
In response to the photos, as well as additional reporting showing the mayor was maskless indoors on Friday night, just before the mandate went into effect, Bowser’s office attempted to defend her actions.
“On Saturday, July 31st, Mayor Bowser officiated an outdoor, rooftop wedding ceremony, followed by an indoor dinner. The Mayor wore a mask indoors in compliance with the mandate, and the organizers and venue staff worked to create a safe environment for the staff and guests. The Friday, July 30th evening event called into question by conservative media was outdoors, on a rooftop,” the statement said, according to Fox 5.