The Democratic mayor of the city of San Jose, Sam Liccardo, is taking a lot of flack over accusations that he ignored COVID-19 restrictions after pushing his constituents to “cancel the big gatherings this year and focus on keeping each other safe.”
Local media outlet NBC Bay Area reported on Monday that Liccardo appeared “to have broken health protocols in celebrating Thanksgiving with family members outside of his own household.”
Oh look. A Democrat acting like a hypocrite. Never seen that before.
Reporters from the local affiliate learned that he celebrated Thanksgiving with his elderly parents, which his office later confirmed, with “an unknown number of other guests.”
His office did not disclose how many people attended the dinner, how many different households attended, and whether those who attended wore masks.
“This is a private event – not public,” said Jim Reed, Liccardo’s chief of staff. “We are going to redraw the line between what is personal and what is public because that line has become blurred.”
All of this came out after Liccardo had tweeted on the day before Thanksgiving, saying, “Cases are spiking, in part because we’re letting our guard (and masks) down with family & friends. Let’s cancel the big gatherings this year and focus on keeping each other safe.”
Cases are spiking, in part because we’re letting our guard (and masks) down with family & friends. Let’s cancel the big gatherings this year and focus on keeping each other safe https://t.co/oHFXb6DZ82
— Sam Liccardo (@sliccardo) November 25, 2020
“While few details about Liccardo’s Thanksgiving celebration have been released, it appears the gathering did elude guidelines frequently touted by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19,” NBC Bay Area reported. “A recent spike in coronavirus cases has prompted tighter restrictions across the Bay Area and the potential for California to exceed its capacity for hospital beds within weeks.”
You see, folks?
The vast majority of these edicts, orders, and mandates are designed to usurp power from you, the regular people. Most of the folks in charge do not abide by their own rules. They view themselves as above the law, while you are nothing more than a peasant, a “loyal subject” of the crown.
Doesn’t that just get your goat?