We’re told that COVID-19 is such a seriously devastating threat that masking up while triple vaccinating is the only way to go. However, it appears much of this is all for show.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was caught on camera admitting that her mask-wearing is nothing more than political theater, Fox News reported. The “Squad” member admitted as much during an appearance in Detroit with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge.
One attendee at this event misunderstood a comment Tlaib made about another man’s mask. Thinking she was admonishing him for not wearing his, the congresswoman quickly set the record straight.
“Oh, no, oh, not you!” Tlaib said apologetically while pulling down her own mask. “No, no, no – I’m just wearing it because I’ve got a Republican tracker here,” she claimed, gesturing toward the camera.
Caught on Video: @RashidaTlaib Admits She Only Wears Mask for Cameras
“I’m just wearing it because I’ve got a Republican tracker here”
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) October 6, 2021
Tlaib is not the first Democrat to be caught admitting what many Americans suspect about these mask-wearing politicians. Last month, a Pennsylvania state representative was caught yucking it up with the Democratic governor about all the masking just for show, a separate Fox News report noted.
“Wendy, I’m going to, I’m going to take my mask off before I speak,” Gov. Tom Wolf said to Bucks County Rep. Wendy Ullman as they were preparing for a live video conference. “I will as well. I’m waiting so we can do a little political theater,” Ullman responded with a laugh.
Even the exalted Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, admitted his masking was just for optics despite being fully vaccinated. “I didn’t want to look like I was giving mixed signals but being a fully vaccinated person, the chances of my getting infected in an indoor setting is extremely low,” Fauci said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in May.
Dr. Fauci admits his wearing masks indoors despite being vaccinated was based on imagery, not science:
“I didn’t want to look like I was giving mixed signals but being a fully vaccinated person, the chances of my getting infected in an indoor setting is extremely low.” pic.twitter.com/UdJdhHvoR0
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 18, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic continues to be a threat, but it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction when America’s leaders are into performative gestures rather than sound science. Tlaib was just the latest to be caught accidentally saying the quiet part out loud.