President Joe Biden’s climate leader John Kerry was spotted maskless in an airport again, making it the second time the political leader has been photographed breaking COVID-19 airport rules.
The photo taken at the Boston Logan International Airport on Monday was posted by The Washington Free Beacon. The photos showed Kerry walked through airport security mask-free, including in a body scanner that serves as one of the smallest spaces people are forced to cross when preparing for a flight.
The rule breaking should include a $250 fine for first-time violators and an up to $1,500 fine for “repeat offenders,” according to the TSA.
The event follows a well-publicized media frenzy following Kerry’s previous maskless plane ride. The March mishap eventually led to Kerry posting to Twitter in response.
Feels like there’s some St. Patrick’s day “malarkey” afoot on Twitter. Let’s be clear: If I dropped my mask to one ear on a flight, it was momentary. I wear my mask because it saves lives and stops the spread. It’s what the science tells us to do.
— Special Presidential Envoy John Kerry (@ClimateEnvoy) March 17, 2021
The federal requirement to wear a mask in airports and on planes remains in effect, despite the rollback of many pandemic restrictions.
It was not noted where Kerry was traveling or on which airline. Kerry’s previous maskless mishap took place on an American Airlines flight in March.
Kerry may find he needs to post a response again to Twitter, this time to offer Americans a new explanation regarding why he chooses to break the rules that apply to everyone else.