Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein chatted with her aides maskless in the corridors of a government building before entering a Tuesday hearing, video showed.
The footage showed Feinstein standing outside a doorway in a building as she spoke with two men, both of whom were wearing masks. Feinstein then walks through the doorway maskless as another masked man holds the door open for her, video from The Recount shows.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), without a mask, walks through the corridor before today's Facebook/Twitter CEO hearing. pic.twitter.com/lYTVMEa3Dw
— The Recount (@therecount) November 17, 2020
The video sparked a backlash on social media as users pointed out that Feinstein has advocated for a nationwide mask mandate and attempted to prevent coronavirus funding going to states that would not adopt this mandate.
“Wearing masks in public should be mandatory,” she tweeted in July. “When the Senate takes up the next coronavirus economic relief bill later this month, I intend to offer an amendment to prohibit sending funds to states that haven’t adopted a statewide mask requirement.”
Dems constantly tiptoe around Feinstein because they want to avoid what she's known for: harsh lectures
Yet here she is flouting all the guidelines. It's not the first time she's done it
I hope she'll get a lecture from the Dems who have been rightly calling out Republicans https://t.co/K1VUOH1pLe
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 17, 2020
She explained her push for the mask mandate in a July 16 press release.
Author: Mary Margaret Olohan
Source: Daily Caller: Feinstein, Who Pushed For Nationwide Mask Mandate, Seen Maskless In Public