“Republicans rebuffed the mask mandate, calling it executive overreach coming from a hypocritical, inconsistent governor who didn’t wear a mask this weekend in Virginia Beach.”
Governor Northam already apologized for his not wearing a mask at the beach.
“He said he left his mask in the car, and takes “full responsibility” for his lack of preparedness. He said he wasn’t there “with the intention of being involved with the public,” but was there to speak with Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer and reporters.”
“People held me accountable and I appreciate that,” he said.”
Gee, a political leader admitting his mistakes and apologizing.
More to the point of the article, however, is why the Republicans are so up in arms about a simple, commonsense, and medically valid rule to wear a mask in public venues and crowds.
I have to ask if they are just in denial, ignorant (like the GA governor who was surprised that asymptomatic people could be contagious, or another top GOP leader who was surprised to learn that people, lots of them, died from the flu each year…go figure) or trying desperately to create political divides. As if we need more reasons.
I suppose we will get the assaults on the minimum wage store clerks by recalcitrant right wingers who demand their friggin’ right to infect the rest of us. That seems to be a contagion all its own.