President Joe Biden was caught violating his own mandate just hours after he signed an executive order requiring masks on all federal grounds.
Mask-less Joe was spotted at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday evening after fulfilling his promise to issue a nationwide mask mandate on federal property.
January 21, 2021
Hey, @JoeBiden. This you?👇 pic.twitter.com/Z8tXdRllyI— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) January 22, 2021
During a White House briefing, Fox News’ White House Correspondent Peter Doocy called out Biden’s hypocrisy:
Doocy asked Biden’s White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki: “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 responded by noting that Biden was celebrating at the time.
Doocy replied: “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 were watching who might not pay attention normally?”
Psaki responded by saying Biden’s example is his executive orders, noting “we have bigger issues to worry about. at this moment in time.”
In other words: “Do as we say, not as we do. The rules aren’t for me, they are there are for you.”
Peter Doocy just asked Press Sec Jen Psaki why Joe Biden was maskless at the Lincoln memorial just hours after signing an executive order requiring masks on federal property.— Caleb Hull (I’m With the CCP Don’t Ban Me) (@CalebJHull) January 21, 2021
Psaki hesitated, beat around the bush, then said “we have bigger issues to worry about.”
Last year, Biden labeled President Trump an “absolute fool” for not wearing a mask in public, saying his lack of leadership on the issue was “costing people’s lives.”