Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was photographed maskless in a D.C. bar Friday despite the city’s mandate, as well as her own Draconian lockdown laws during the pandemic.
The pictures, posted by Washington Free Beacon, revealed Whitmer in D.C. on Friday evening.
before bailing on a campaign event for @TerryMcAuliffe on Saturday, @gretchenwhitmer was spotted maskless at a swanky bar in D.C. Friday night, as seen in photos sent to the Free Beaconhttps://t.co/odgm1JqRMM
— Alex Nester (@alexmnester) October 25, 2021
It’s not the first time Whitmer has violated COVID-19 policies.
“Whitmer apologized earlier this year when she was caught maskless at a restaurant in Michigan with a dozen other guests. And in March, the governor flew on a private plane to Florida after telling constituents to forgo spring break travel,” the Free Beacon reported.
“Whitmer also faced criticism this weekend for traveling hundreds of miles to boost Democratic colleagues as she faced yet another water crisis back home in Michigan,” it added.
The governor was also scheduled to help with campaigning for Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe. A last minute change was reported that led to the governor abandoning the campaign plans.
Whitmer’s maskless appearance may not seem like a big deal, but for a leaders who imposed some of the strictest COVID-19 policies in the nation, the bar scene did not appear to help her image either in D.C. or back in Michigan.