Whitmer Bucks Mask Mandate at D.C. Bar Before Skipping McAuliffe Campaign Event


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) was spotted maskless at a swanky bar in Washington, DC, on Friday, the day before she skipped out on a campaign event for former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), according to photos that emerged this week.

The photos, obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, show Whitmer mingling at the pricey Vue rooftop bar at the Hotel Washington without wearing a mask, a violation of D. C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) indoor mask mandate.

The bar, located right by the White House, has large windows but is enclosed and requires its customers wear masks when they are not actively eating or drinking. The Beacon noted that “Whitmer was not doing either while maskless. Several individuals standing near the governor were wearing masks.”

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

Whitmer had planned to knock on doors in Arlington County, Virginia, on Saturday on behalf of McAuliffe — who is neck and neck with Republican Glenn Youngkin in the race for Virginia governor — but the Michigan Democrat had a “schedule change,” Whitmer’s campaign spokesperson told the Detroit News on Saturday.

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