A New York restaurant owner shared video footage of New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Friday ignoring mask-wearing rules in his establishment.
“The problem with NY politics in a nut shell,” the Instagram post read. “My Senator blowing past my manager before she can even ask her to put a mask on. Walking right past a really big sign that says ‘masks required to enter.'”
“The masks are a mandate from the Governor. As good citizens, agree or not, we must follow our leaders. Her guest is graciously wearing one,” the post added.
“I guess Senator Gillibrand thinks that the Governor is wrong or she is special and above the rules.”
Wearing a face covering indoors is required statewide per executive order by Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul.
“We all need to do our part to help stop the spread of Omicron, and that means following state and local guidance,” Gillibrand told Fox News. “That includes me and I will do better going forward.”
NY Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told Fox News Digital that she would “do better” in the future after a restaurant owner in New York City posted a video of her “blowing past [the] manager” and ignoring signs requiring masks…https://t.co/24l0ErxyIb pic.twitter.com/ldW43mLguo
— Dennis Chighisola (@CoachChic) January 16, 2022
The public incident continues to highlight the contrast between the rules of Democrats and their actions when it comes to COVID-19 restrictions.