House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) are both known as hardliners when it comes to promoting and enforcing coronavirus-related regulations.
But as Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers recently pointed out, the pair seem to believe that those regulations don’t apply to them, The Daily Wire reported.
Hypocrisy on display
Rodgers, who originally hails from California, addressed the hypocrisy during an interview with The Pat McAfee Show.
“I mean, they put these rules in place,” Rodgers said, arguing that those in power are “not even following their own rules,” as The Daily Wire reported.
“I mean, how many people have gotten caught?” the professional football player asked, referencing the many politicians who have been caught breaking their own rules.
“‘Don’t travel. Don’t leave the state.’ Oh, here’s so-and-so on a vacation. Oh, here’s so-and-so at a salon,” he continued, according to The Daily Wire.
“Don’t eat out at a restaurant unless you’re wearing a mask and separate,” Rogers said. “Oh, here’s a picture of the governor of California violating those rules. Oh, public schools are closed, but I can send my kids to a private school in person.”
Two sets of rules
In September, Fox News personality Tucker Carlson aired footage of a maskless Pelosi getting her hair done at a San Francisco salon that was closed for the rest of the public, along with all other salons in the city.
“She has wet hair, she is not wearing a mask, but she was indoors,” Carlson told his audience, as Fox reported. “She was almost alone, because due to coronavirus regulations, salons in San Francisco are closed to services.”
Carlson went on: “Nancy Pelosi went inside. She can do that because she is the speaker of the House, third in line to the presidency. You cannot because you don’t have as much power as Nancy Pelosi.”
Meanwhile, Newsom attracted widespread criticism in November when he was photographed without a mask while attending a crowded dinner party at an expensive restaurant in Napa Valley. And of course, Carlson didn’t let him off the hook.
“There were 12 people at Newsom’s dinner and to civilians, that number seemed to be a clear violation of Newsom’s own rules,” he said, according to Fox. “So if you’re wondering why, if you live in California, you can’t have Thanksgiving this year or visit your mother as she dies alone in the hospital, it is because of them and people like them.”