On Monday, Democrat candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams nearly broke the internet when pictures of her sans mask in a room full of masked students went viral. Despite her trying to claim that she briefly took her mask off for a single picture, the evidence proves otherwise.
Six hours after @OutKick posted photos showing that Stacey Abrams spent the entire day maskless with masked-up students, she went on CNN to say she took off her mask only to read to the kids.— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) February 9, 2022
The incident with Abrams feels like a tipping point with masks in schools. In the days following, several blue states have announced that they will be lifting their school mask mandates in the coming weeks.
Effective March 7, the statewide mask mandate in schools will be lifted.— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) February 7, 2022
Balancing public health with getting back to some semblance of normalcy is not easy. But we can responsibly take this step due to declining COVID numbers and growth in vaccinations. https://t.co/CjnIYZycCe
Americans are tired of the open displays of hypocrisy by Democrat politicians on the mask issue.
"We follow The Science™!"— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 9, 2022
Eric Garcetti: I held my breath.
London Breed: The spirit moved me.
Stacey Abrams: I had to take a picture.
Gavin Newsom: My mask was on my hand.
Lori Lightfoot: I needed a haircut.
Nancy Pelosi: Same.
Muriel Bowser: I had an election party.
However, some Democrats in Virginia haven't learned that lesson.
On Monday, the Virginia Supreme Court dismissed a case brought by a local school board challenging Governor Glenn Youngkin's executive order implementing mask choice in Virginia's public schools.
The Virginia Assembly is now expected to pass legislation codifying the Governor's order. Yesterday, the bill cleared a procedural motion with several Democrats in support. Interestingly, seven of those Democrats changed their votes for final passage of the bill by the chamber less than 24 hours later.
Correction! Thanks Fred. https://t.co/duD2VKMTcX— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) February 9, 2022
Oops. I guess these senators wanted to get on the record voting against mandates for show. Or maybe they wanted it both ways like the worst pandering politicians but got caught by their own rule change. While the bill in its current form would not take effect until the end of the school year, a procedural rule change made by Democrats during the Ralph Northam Administration will make it simple for the bill to be implemented immediately.
(Democrats in the U.S. Senate could learn a thing or two from this situation when it comes to changing the filibuster rules.)
The masking in schools issue is peak Democrat hypocrisy. Now that they are at risk of losing their majorities in Congress and control in state governments across the country, common sense suddenly seems to win.
Dems finally came to the decision that when it comes to covid you have to trust the (political) science. After carefully studying the (polling) data, they are lifting mask mandates (ahead of the midterm elections)— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) February 9, 2022