(PresidentialInsider.com)- Last Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Democrat officials who insist on maintaining mask mandates on school children by calling out the hypocrisy of “rich celebrities” and politicians going maskless at the Super Bowl.
In a speech from the Senate floor last Monday, McConnell took aim at school mask mandates, noting that school children watching the Super Bowl got to see “that big maskless party” on Sunday only to wake up on Monday morning, slap on a mask, and head off to school.
He wondered why public schools are the last place where Democrat officials “will accept that cost-benefit calculations exist and zero transmission is simply not possible.”
The NFL guidelines for the Super Bowl required attendees to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test from the past 48 hours and wear a mask at all times inside the stadium, except when eating or drinking.
During the game, those wearing masks in the stadium were largely outnumbered by those who were maskless. Among those enjoying a mask-free night at the Super Bowl was none other than Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
And after images showing mask-free celebrities and politicians enjoying the game went viral on social media, many parents of school-age children expressed disgust that the same people demanding their children wear masks in school were openly flouting the NFL’s mask requirement at SoFi Stadium.
It certainly isn’t helping matters that many Democrat governors who are lifting mask requirements on everybody else insist on keeping school masking in place, including New York Governor Kathy Hochul.
Is it the undue influence of teachers’ unions on Democrat politicians that is keeping children masked in schools?
Or is it because children can’t vote in the Midterm elections?
During an appearance on Fox & Friends last Monday, Texas Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw also slammed the “rules for thee, but not for me” display at the Super Bowl. He said the hypocrisy is “increasingly frustrating for Americans.”
But it isn’t hypocrisy; it’s a hierarchy.