My personal favorite as I’m cursed with him as my governor: Ol’ “Was I the Blackface or the KKK guy?” Gov. Ralph Northam, Virginia.
Virginia imposed some of the tightest and longest restrictions on businesses and gatherings (not abortion clinics, though). Northam – who brags that as a doctor he is uniquely qualified to set these rules – is seen here flouting all of them.
Mayor Ted Wheeler speaks at Portland, Oregon protest
Mayor Steve Adler, Austin, Texas
He has a rising infection level in his very blue town and has been strict on lockdown protocols – outright banning large gatherings – ahem!
Austin Mayor Steve Adler takes a knee w protesters at #BlackLivesMatter rally @HustonTillotson. “I’m out here to be part of this movement but here specifically today to listen. I’m hoping for real transformative change. I’m hoping for a change in how we do policing in this city.” pic.twitter.com/hljtUj9IPF— Honest Austin (@HonestATX) June 8, 2020
Gov. Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania
Tom, you should have known better – the max for social gatherings is 25 – you should know, you issued the order.
I’m at today’s March Against Injustice and Gun Violence 2020 in Harrisburg in solidarity with our community.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) June 3, 2020
Black lives matter. Racism must end. I am here to listen. pic.twitter.com/MoTYi7AtuW
Democrat Mayor Riley Hill, Ontario, Oregon
Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey
In New Jersey you can’t get a haircut until June 22nd but apparently you can protest if the Governor agrees with your grievance.
Today, in Hillside, we marched for justice.— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) June 7, 2020
For George Floyd and for the many before him – who lost their lives for being Black.
We march because we will not accept systemic racism and bias as just part of our national condition. Black Lives Matter. pic.twitter.com/JGe00Xa1qS
Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles, California
Not content with taking a knee in a crowd, Garcetti decided to announce his cuts to the LAPD’s budget, while disdaining the social distancing he’s forced on everyone else.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced he is scrapping plans for a $671 million budget boost to LAPD, which had included $41 million in bonuses, amid more than a week of protests against police brutality. https://t.co/cLEQ2YAWZI— Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein) June 4, 2020
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan
Before we consider her lack of social distancing here. Let’s look at the cover shot on her Facebook page.
Whitmer has led the nation in “Karen” like restrictions and petty rule-making, deciding that seeds aren’t “essential”, for instance.
And by association: Husband of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan, Marc Mallory
No one seems to like Gretchen very much. She’s a tyrant with resting bitch face. On Memorial Day her husband tried to get away from her and take his boat out of its marina. When rebuked, he pulled the “do you know who my wife is?” card. This despite Michigan being in the depths of the pandemic and her calls to stay at home and off the roads.
News reports have Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s husband pulling the “don’t-you-know-who-I-am” card with a vacation boat dock worker in the middle of a pandemic that has killed thousands of people in his state https://t.co/oI2SPq0GYB— POLITICO (@politico) May 26, 2020