“Hobnobbing with the Hordless hordes!”: House Speaker Pelosi slammed for not wearing a face covering
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi She was criticized after being photographed without a mask indoors at Ivy Getty’s lavish wedding while the kids were at her house California They have to wear one.
Pelosi was presiding over the wedding of the oil billionaire heiress, 26, to photographer Tobias “Toby” Engel at San Francisco City Hall on Saturday.
The 81-year-old went without a mask as she pronounced husband and wife, then refused to wear a face covering as she mixed closely with guests at a drinks-crammed reception at the Getty Mansion.
The event, which required proof of vaccination, was attended by California Governor Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Mayor London Reproduction.
The pair are behind strong mask mandates, including a statewide governor’s rule for all schoolchildren.
Reason editor Liz Wolff tweeted: ‘`Gavin Newsom, London Pride, Nancy Pelosi all in attendance, walking around with maskless legions, at the billionaire’s ultra-luxury wedding. But hey, let’s make sure San Francisco kids wear masks in schools.
A photo shared by California Schools Reopening Schools activists shows Pelosi mingling with guests nearby at a drink reception after Getty’s wedding at San Francisco City Hall
The ceremony was presided over by fellow San Francisco colleague and current Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
Pelosi and her fellow Democrats were religiously wearing masks wherever they appeared at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow – where the speaker wore an eye-catching patterned face covering on Thursday
Official state guidance recommends masks indoors, although it has been relaxed for certain indoor events where everyone is vaccinated, such as weddings with fewer than 100 guests.
“People in these places may remove their masks if the employer or gathering host can control access to the venue and verify 100% complete vaccination of everyone in the venue,” the guidance from the city said.
The business owner or host must also ensure proper ventilation, no recent COVID-19 outbreak, and no children under 12 and guests, among other safety measures.
It’s not clear how many people attended Getty’s wedding, but at least 60 people can be seen in the overhead photo of Pelosi at the crowded reception.
In other wedding photos released by Vogue, more than 100 chairs were set up for the ceremony.
In the most recent update to California’s mask rule in September, it said: “Masks are required for unvaccinated people and are recommended for everyone in indoor public spaces, such as: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment and meeting centers, state offices and local government offices serving the public.
Pelosi and her fellow Democrats have been religiously wearing masks wherever they appear at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow – where the speaker wore the eye-catching patterned face covering on Thursday.
Photos of Pelosi at the wedding once again highlighted the sharp contrast between the political and social wearing of masks by lawmakers.
The sting is even sharper for Democrats who have made face coverings a political soccer ball and are keen to wear them on Capitol Hill as they paint Republicans as a careless party on Covid-19.
Newsom was famously photographed at a fancy restaurant last November after he ordered residents of the state to stay indoors under a tight lockdown.
It was not clear if Newsom wore a mask at Getty’s wedding.
California Governor Gavin Newsom, who was also attending the wedding, ordered all schoolchildren to wear masks (left). The San Francisco Mayor London Post (right) also attended the wedding at City Hall
Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy was among the bridesmaids and was on hand for the wedding photoshoot
The bridesmaids got ready with Ivy during the pajama party on the morning of the wedding
The wedding weekend also included either a pre-wedding or post-party, where guests dressed up in 1960s costumes.
It is not clear whether the ceremony was on Friday or Saturday, or after the wedding
California Schools reopening tweeted: “And why were the guests able to do this?
“No masks indoors when school dances are canceled across California and kids must keep masks on for 7 hours/day including outside on vacation in many parts of California including San Francisco.”
last month, a California A judge has rejected a campaign group’s request for a temporary restraining order against the state’s mandate of masks for schoolchildren that Governor Newsom is implementing.
San Diego County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Freeland denied Let Them Breathe’s request at a September 30 court hearing.
Let them breathe and reopen California schools. The state sued in July opposing the mandate.
Both groups believed that the mandate was harmful to students and that the COVID protocols being enforced were not supported by science.
But Judge Freeland rejected their request for a restraining order against Newsom’s mandate after saying the children returned for weeks without problems.
“Here we are, September 30, school has started, children are in school with masks and protocols in place,” Freeland said Thursday.
“So I don’t see an emergency today that warrants an emergency restraining order.”
Newsom, who has been implementing COVID protocols, praised Freeland and the court’s decision in a written statement.
He wrote, “We are pleased that the court agreed with our argument that blocking continued implementation of blanket masking requirements for K-12 schools was not justified at this time.”
Our guidelines are well grounded in science and have been a critical component of our efforts to support a safe return to personalized learning for all students this school year.
Recent studies confirm that schools with general concealment requirements are less likely to experience an outbreak, emphasizing that masking is a critical strategy for keeping students safe and schools open.
Newsom announced an additional vaccine mandate for schoolchildren on Friday and said students 12 and over should get the vaccine in order to attend classes in person.