Biden, admin officials take flak for flouting federal mask order: Reports

Staffers in Joe Biden’s White House are taking flak for apparently violating their boss’s recent order mandating that masks be worn on federal property in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Among those facing criticism for flouting the face-covering rules are White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese, both of whom went maskless at a White House presser on Friday, according to Breitbart.

The development wasn’t lost on the social media director for Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, Mike Hahn.

Biden’s first orders of business

The White House staffers’ bare faces showed up on national television in the wake of a series of executive orders signed by President Biden “[t]o protect the Federal workforce and individuals interacting with the Federal workforce, and to ensure the continuity of Government services and activities.”

The mask mandate in particular is slated to last a period of 100 days and marks a promise kept for Biden — sort of. According to BuzzFeed News, Biden doesn’t have the authority to order masks worn nationwide, but he “has signed two executive orders mandating people wear a mask: one for lands and buildings controlled by the federal government, and another for public modes of transportation and ports of entry into the U.S.”

The order notes that heads of agencies “may make categorical or case-by-case exceptions.” Such exceptions must be documented, however, and must be accompanied by “additional physical distancing measures, additional testing, or reconfiguration of workspace, consistent with applicable law.”

It remains unclear whether Psaki or Deese fell under this criteria.

A pattern of hypocrisy

Of course, if Psaki and Deese were indeed skirting the rules, they may just be following the example of their boss. Just hours after swearing in as president, Biden faced pushback after being caught maskless at the Lincoln Memorial posing for photographs with family and friends, according to reports.

Biden was busted violating his orders again on Thursday, when he spoke from the State Dining room without a mask. During this appearance, Biden was also caught on camera coughing into his hand, Breitbart reported.

Pressed by reporters to explain the discrepancy, Biden’s press secretary was dismissive. “I think we have bigger issues to worry about at this moment in time,” Psaki said Thursday, according to BuzzFeed.

But when Democrats consistently put forth a “rules for thee, not for me” attitude, they can’t expect conservatives not to cry foul. The hypocrisy is just too blatant to ignore.

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  1. Bigger issues … sure. Such as, say … who’s picture should be on the $20 note. Sheesh, these people are pathetic.

  2. DON’T DO AS I DO,
    DO AS I SAY!
    Whether one agrees social distancing, wearing a mask in any public area, OR, whether you believe COVID 19 was a political ploy WEAR MASK UNTIL COVID19 IS MORE CONTROLLED! DON’T LET IT BE YOUR LOVED ONES OR FRIENDS WHOM YOU LOSE!
    ALL LIVES MATTER
    🙏🇺🇸💓🇺🇸🙏

    W

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  4. It’s sad that Biden is going to be the fall guy for the Demons, that voted him in.. they are grooming Kamala to take his place very soon,..the only way she would ever become President. Even sadder that we will have to deal with her crooked ways along with the Democrats that put her in the position.
    Let’s pray… things don’t get worse than they are now.

      1. I “heard” that she was born in the US but her mother was not a citizen. Then her mother moved the family to Canada and became a citizen there.

  5. Riles for thee not for me. Typical liberal behavior. Maybe they need to apply fines to ole joe and his side piece…and his staff that obviously feel the rules are not for them.
    Thank goodness the good representative from GA has already filed articles of impeachment against biden for his relationship with China. Someone is going to have to answer questions.
    Let see some jail time for these representatives! Some are representatives and others think they are just above the law. That spokesman Jen psaki…she is a joke. Thinks her crap don’t stink. Poor ugly woman. Thank goodness Joe has hired her…probably wants access to her little kids…and she’ll give it.

  6. Not even one month in office and bidens popularity is waning. I don’t think he will make a year. You can fix a election but you can fix a man who was voted dumbest senator in Washington.

  7. My fear is it is only going to get worse. Outsiders (China) has access to our power grid now and that can’t be a good thing. I’m a senior, living alone with electric everything. March 4th was the original Inauguration Day, so why does Biden want those troops there through that date? I can’t figure that out. Is he afraid they will swear someone else in cause he’s hiding in the oval office giving the US away? In a way, I wish they could. He hasn’t kept any promises that I know of yet. Cost a ton of jobs, pissed off a couple countries, and several governors to boot and all that in less then a week. And where is Harris, can’t she prevent him from throwing us to the dogs??

  8. I sure am glad that there are some Republicans and a Demo…who see what is going on…The Demos are going to ruin our Country…I’ve talked with many people and they are scared…I have two Demo Friends and they said they know in there heart the Election was rigged…I never seen so many Demos filled with such hate….God help us…….!!!

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