Harris slammed for going maskless at DC school — while students covered up
Vice President Kamala Harris was ripped after forgoing a face covering while visiting a Washington, DC, school — while several students masked up despite the optional guidance.
Harris visited Thomas Elementary School in northeast DC on Monday to announce the Biden administration’s plans to upgrade public schools with energy-efficient facilities and transportation.
After interacting with students and educators, the vice president delivered a speech with children standing behind her — all wearing masks.
Republicans blasted the veep on social media, with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) quipping, “Kamala Harris: Rules for thee but not for me.”
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) echoed that sentiment in a nearly identical tweet and later told the Daily Mail in a statement that it was “abhorrent to see the Vice President of the United States flaunting around a stage with children fully masked next to her.”
“If the Biden-Harris regime had the ability to keep all Americans—including children—in masks forever, they would,” Biggs continued. “Keeping masks on Americans and their children is not following the science.”
“Kamala Harris walked up to the stage unmasked, meanwhile, all the children behind her are masked,” tweeted RNC rapid response director Tommy Pigott. “This is the future Democrats want.”
“In the Democrats’ anti-science dystopia, the only person who doesn’t need to wear a mask is Kamala Harris,” Pigott said in a second tweet.“So wrong on so many levels,” wrote President Donald Trump’s former senior adviser Stephen Miller.
The vice president’s office defended the visit, with senior communications advisor Herbie Ziskend sharing an image from the trip that showed Harris with multiple students who were not wearing masks.
While some of the criticism suggested masks are still required in class, DC teachers, children, visitors and staff are no longer required to wear face coverings in schools