Following President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, several prominent members of Congress, mostly Democrats, broke Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to surround and talk to the president while giving him fist bumps.
Some congressional members who fist bumped and/or came within a distance of less than six feet to the president include:
Vice President Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT).
In addition to not maintaining a six-foot distance while talking with the president, Sen. Sanders was also seen giving Biden a brief hug following the address:
Bernie and Biden fist-bump and hug pic.twitter.com/SBdabzB9qj
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 29, 2021
Rep. DeLauro could be seen on camera with her