As we covered yesterday, one of Biden’s first acts as president was to sign a face mask mandate for anyone on federal property.
That mandate is “called the “100 days masking challenge” and it directs federal agencies to comply with C-D-C guidelines on mask-wearing and physical distancing and it applies to federal buildings, federal lands."
However, shortly after signing that mandate Biden and family visited the Lincoln Memorial for a photo op where they all removed their masks.
During yesterday’s briefing, Fox’s Peter Doocy asked press secretary Jen Psaki about Biden violating his own order.
Doocy asked, “why weren't President Biden and all members of the Biden family masked at all times on federal lands last night, if he signed an executive order that mandates masks on federal lands at all times?..."
Psaki: "I think, Steve, he was celebrating an evening of a historic day in our country. And certainly he signed the mask mandate because it's a way to send a message to the American public about the importance of wearing masks, how it can save tens of thousands of lives. We take a number of COVID precautions, as you know here, in terms of testing, social distancing, mask wearing ourselves, as we do every single day. But I don't know that I have more for you on it than that."
Doocy: "But as Joe Biden often talks about, it is not just important the “example of power” but the “power of our example.” Was that a good example for people who are watching who might not pay attention normally?
Psaki:" Well, Steve, I think the power of his example is also the message he sends by signing 25 executive orders, including almost half of them related to COVID; the requirements that we're all under every single day here to ensure we're sending that message to the public. Yesterday was a historic moment in our history. He was inaugurated as President of the United States. He was surrounded by his family. We take a number of precautions, but I don't think -- I think we have big -- bigger issues to worry about at this moment in time.
Rules for thee (the commoners) but not for me (the ruling class).
According to Biden's policy, shouldn't Psaki also be wearing a mask?