Talk about the D.C. Swamp: Mere days after issuing a revised order regarding quarantines after travel to coronavirus “hot spots,” the mayor of the nation’s capital openly ignored the rules she established.
While many will decry Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) for violating the travel restrictions, they shouldn’t feel surprised by her double standards. After all, Bowser and the Washington City Council have compelled D.C. residents with incomes far smaller than theirs to buy expensive Obamacare insurance plans, while remaining on cushy taxpayer-funded coverage themselves.
‘Essential’ Travel—To a Political Rally
On Monday afternoon, a reporter from NBC’s Washington affiliate noted that Bowser and her staff attended former Vice President Joe Biden’s political rally on Saturday:
Dc @MayorBowser & staff attended @JoeBiden victory speech in Wilmington, DE Saturday. Delaware on the Mayor’s list of “High Risk” states which would require quarantine after returning. Bowser staff says the trip was “essential travel” exempted under Mayor’s order. @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/GOAdajeENp