More Democrats are getting caught in mask-wearing political theater than they’d like to be. Rep. Rashida Tlaib recently revealed the hypocrisy that she only wears a mask when “Republican trackers” are there filming her. She made the stunning reveal on camera while talking to somebody at a Detroit event featuring Housing and Urban Development Secretary.
“Oh, no, oh, not you. No, no, no – I’m just wearing it because I’ve got a Republican tracker here,” Tlaib said.
Tlaib explained in the video how she was not scolding the maskless person filming the exchange, but rather wearing it for her “Republican trackers.” She even pointed at one of the trackers filming the exchange, which was released in a Washington Free Beacon report.
This isn’t the first time Tlaib has been caught in controversy. She was also seen dancing maskless at an indoor wedding in her hometown, where the COVID-19 transmission rates were high at the time. She’d ignored the agency’s guidelines that called for indoor masking, regardless of vaccination status and posed for pictures at the large indoor gathering.
The video was posted on the exact same day she was seen with other members of “The Squad, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar, criticizing Sen. Rand Paul. At the time, Paul had been encouraging people to resist draconian mandates and tyrannical federal guidelines. Tlaib ranted on Twitter about Paul, even posting a Kentucky map of counties with elevated risk categories for COVID-19.
“The KY Senator is throwing a tantrum as his state is being swallowed whole by this virus, again. People are getting sick and dying 98 counties in Kentucky have a high incidence rate of COVID-19. He needs to put politics aside, and put people first. Start resisting the virus,” Tlaib wrote the exact same day she was seen maskless.
It seems that Tlaib’s numerous statements about the importance of wearing masks are just a “facade” for Republican trackers and only real when there are cameras around. But Tlaib isn’t the only one. There has been a growing list of Democrat officials who seem unable to practice what they preach.
Washington D.C Mayor Muriel Bowser has been caught meeting with groups indoors where no one is wearing masks despite her mask mandate. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been seen ignoring the New Mexico ordinances contrary to her tweets. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was seen getting her hair done at a salon maskless during lockdowns. She was even seen recently swearing in new congressmen without masks even after implementing a new mask mandate in the House.
Between political officials, celebrities, and governors, the list goes on with Democrat lawmakers who only seem to take precautions seriously when the cameras are around. One just admitted it on camera.