Really? The “health” guy?
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra removed his mask while introducing President Biden at an event for lowering healthcare costs on Thursday; Becerra spoke for a few seconds before ditching the covering.
““Let me just go ahead and take off this mask.”
“Immediately after introducing the next speaker at the event — Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) — the secretary put his black face mask back on, before shaking hands with the congresswoman,” the New York Post reports.
“Becerra’s mask ditch comes one day after the White House stood firm in its push for Americans to keep wearing masks while indoors, despite Democratic and Republican governors lifting mask mandates across the country.”
“If you are a parent, a teacher, a student living in a state where [masking] is no longer recommended, should you still follow the CDC guidelines?” one reporter asked press secretary Jen Psaki during Wednesday’s press briefing.
“Yes,” Psaki simply said.
“So even if the state is not requiring that you wear masks in the schools?” the reporter clarified.
“This is where we would advise any American to follow the CDC guidelines,” Psaki responded.