オバマ 伝えられるところによると had about 200 土曜日の夜、彼の60歳の誕生日を祝うために、彼の親しい友人たちが彼の広大なマーサズヴィンヤードエステートに集まりました。. Photos and videos that were stealthily taken against the event’s photography ban showed Obama and others dancing without wearing face masks.
Guests later complained they were forced to delete the photos and videos from social media.
担当者. ジムジョーダン, R-オハイオ, compared the party to past events that have been criticized by the media and Democrats as superspreaders, like anti-lockdown protests and church gatherings. He wrote that according to Democrats, COVID-19 spreads at those events but not at liberal parties or “San Francisco hair salons.”
Jordan was referring to House Speaker ナンシーペロシ, 誰だった caught on video last year getting her hair done without a mask while salons in San Francisco remained closed, and California Gov. ギャビン・ニューサム, who faced widespread criticism last November after he broke his own rules by mingling without a mask with California Medical Association officials at an upscale Napa restaurant.
“The blatant hypocrisy from Democrat leaders on COVID restrictions has been astounding,” Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel ツイート 日曜日.
別の つぶやき 月曜日に, McDaniel blasted Obama and his guests, 言って, “Many of these same Democrats would support forcing your 4-year-old to wear masks in school. Unreal.”
Obama’s party had been scaled back from 500 people after he faced criticism for hosting it amid a nationwide uptick in COVID-19 cases due to the spread of the delta variant. The guest list was cut to just family and friends, all of whom were reportedly asked to provide a negative test result.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed its mask guidance last month, saying people should wear masks in indoor public spaces, even if they are fully vaccinated. It has also recommended universal masking in K-12 schools.
Obama’s party was outdoors in a large テント, but Democrats and media still faced criticism for defending the gathering or ignoring its potential dangers.
RNC Rapid Response Director Tommy Pigott sent out an email blast Monday to reporters and donors with the subject line: “Dance the masks away.”
“As Biden and the Democrats try to force mask mandates on vaccinated Americans and 3-year-olds in school, this weekend Barack Obama was dancing the night away with dozens of rich liberal celebrities at his birthday party in Martha’s Vineyard,” Pigott wrote. “And what does Biden have to say? これまでのところ, なし. どうやら, when Biden threatens more COVID restrictions and pushes mask mandates, he doesn’t mean for the liberal elite. What a hypocrite.”
New York Times White House correspondent Annie Karni sparked a firestorm on social media after she described Obama’s party as a “洗練された, ワクチン接種された群衆” あれは “following all the safety precautions.”
博士. アンソニー・ファウチ, バイデン大統領の主任医療顧問, had nothing to say about Obama’s party despite saying Sunday 彼がいた “very concerned” about the upcoming Sturgis Motortcycle Rally in South Dakota.
ワシントン, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser also drew criticism this month after she was spotted maskless during an indoor wedding reception less than 24 hours after her order reinstating the district’s indoor mask mandate went into effect.