Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) admitted on video Wednesday that she only wears a mask when the cameras are rolling.
“I’m only wearing it because I have this Republican tracker over here,” Tlaib said when asked by a man whether he should put on a mask.
There’s the hypocrisy in action. Rashida Tlaib says she only wears a mask in front of Republicans! pic.twitter.com/qBOPp67Q9L
— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) October 6, 2021
Tlaib, like most Democrat politicians, has implored people to wear masks and take precautions against COVID-19 throughout the entirety of the 20-month pandemic.
“20 days after Germany required wearing face masks, they saw a 45% reduction in COVID-19 cases. Wear a [mask],” she said in December 2020.
20 days after Germany required wearing face masks, they saw a 45% reduction in COVID-19 cases.
Wear a 😷 https://t.co/rw1ugIA6BA
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) December 4, 2020
Similarly, she bemoaned the fact that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport did not have access to masks in April of 2020.
I was told that there were thousands of N95 masks available for @TSA agents at @DTWeetin a month ago. The workers still don't have access to masks & now there is a fourth confirmed #COVID19 case. This is unacceptable. @RepDebDingell https://t.co/4C3qsTnFA8
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 2, 2020
Earlier this year, she once again said that masks are crucial to ending the pandemic, this time in a tweet about how some Michigan residents had their water shut off.
“Masks + social distancing helps stop the spread. Even more critical is the ability to wash your hands & body. Water is life,” she said at the time.
A national moratorium on water shutoffs is needed. The lack of access to water resulted in 9,000 COVID-19 deaths in our country.
Masks + social distancing helps stop the spread. Even more critical is the ability to wash your hands & body.
Water is life.https://t.co/f1IWeB27ae
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) March 26, 2021
She also managed to turn masks into a racial issue when, against the directives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tens of thousands of Black Lives Matter protestors took to the streets to demonstrate last summer, at the height of the pandemic.
“Release the masks,” she said after accusing law enforcement of “devaluing Black life and violating the rights of Black folks.”
Yet again, devaluing Black life and violating the rights of Black folks. Denying access to PPE? Shameful and wrong. This is happening while many people deny that we have racism and Anti-Blackness problem in this country.
Release these masks. https://t.co/2UcONb5iZt
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) June 5, 2020
Current CDC guidelines say that individuals should wear masks in crowded spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
Tlaib joins a laundry list of Democrat politicians who have openly flouted the COVID-19 regulations that they have imposed on others.
Michigan’s own governor, Gretchen Whitmer (D) has repeatedly failed to follow her own guidelines, including for social distancing inside restaurants.
She also took a personal trip to Florida while the CDC still advised against personal travel during the pandemic.
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