There is no shortage of examples to fuel allegations of hypocrisy against liberals who favor strict coronavirus mandates they appear unwilling to follow.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), for instance, was recently spotted in an airport without a face mask after urging the Federal Aviation Administration to require “all airport and airline employees and passengers” to wear them in certain situations, as reported by the Daily Wire.
“Do as they say, not as they do”
Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson revealed the photos during a segment of his show on Monday.
The images purportedly show Feinstein at a private terminal at Dulles International Airport near the nation’s capital. In response to Carlson’s report, an array of social media commentators sounded off on the perceived hypocrisy.
Tucker Carlson showed photos of Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein in an airport not wearing a mask after she wrote a letter to the FAA calling for a mandatory mask policy on airlines. Do as they say, not as they do. pic.twitter.com/TMYTliv93Z
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) September 29, 2020
Furthermore, two other individuals seen in the vicinity were wearing face masks in compliance with the apparent protocol in that area.
While the story includes little context beyond the damning photos, Feinstein has not weighed in to help her cause. As of the latest reports, her office had not issued a statement on the development.
Reminiscent of Pelosi
The narrative echoed a similar controversy impacting another prominent California Democrat.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was seen inside a hair salon without a face mask for an appointment booked in apparent violation of ordinances restricting such indoor services.
As for Feinstein, it is unclear what she or her office might say to defend the photo. After all, at the age of 86, the oldest currently serving senator is in a group identified as being at elevated risk for adverse effects from COVID-19 exposure.
For that matter, Pelosi, a fellow octogenarian, is fueling speculation that the elite might know exposure to the virus is not as inherently dangerous as prevailing reports demand it is.
Both elected officials could address those concerns directly and vow to lead by example, but their reactions thus far have left a lot to be desired.