Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) reportedly spent thousands on travel last year despite urging New Yorkers to stay at home due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, according to financial disclosures.
In March of last year, Maloney urged constituents to “do their part” and “stay at home.”
“Don’t go out if you don’t need to, minimize your contact with other people. If a member of your family is sick, the whole family’s got to stay home so we don’t go spread it. That’s why having some groceries in the house to last a week or two is important,” Maloney told WAMC’s Ian Pickus at the time, even suggesting phone or email as the “best” way to check on neighbors.
“We have a role to play because if each of us does the right things in terms of handwashing and social distancing, we will