- Democratic lawmakers caught violating their own COVID-19 restrictions have attempted to explain away their actions in public apologies.
- Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer apologized Sunday after she was caught dining maskless indoors with a dozen people, violating her own COVID-19 restrictions, saying, “we didn’t stop to think about it.”
- Democratic Chicago, Illinois, Mayor Lori Lightfoot sparked a backlash in April 2020 when she got a haircut after telling citizens to stay home. She defended her haircut by saying she takes “personal hygiene very seriously.”
Many Democratic lawmakers who were caught violating their own COVID-19 restrictions have attempted to explain away their actions in public apologies.
The Daily Caller News Foundation has compiled lists of politicians or local lawmakers who spurned their own COVID-19 masking and social distancing rules — such as Democrats New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and many more.
The DCNF searched for, but did not find, examples of prominent Republicans who urged citizens to stay home due to COVID-19 and then did not follow their own advice.