Rep. Rashida Tlaib Admits Her Mask Is All Theater

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Admits Her Mask Is All Theater

Leftist “squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., admitted on Wednesday that she was only wearing a mask for theatrical reasons, not scientific ones.

Tlaib’s confession came during a joint event with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge in Detroit. Video shows the masked politician gathered in a circle with several other people and shaking the hand of a maskless attendee who approached her. When Tlaib moved across the gathering away from him, he began to apologize for being “the one unmasked guy.” Tlaib, however, quickly reassured him that her face covering was just for the cameras.

“Oh, no, oh, not you! I’m just wearing it because I’ve got a Republican tracker here,” she told the man while pulling her mask away from her face to speak and pointing at the person recording the exchange.

Tlaib’s mask theater comes just a couple of months after she was caught on camera partying without a mask at an indoor wedding reception in Wayne County, Michigan. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines at the time suggested that regardless of vaccination status, people should mask up, especially in areas such as Wayne County, which was considered at “substantial” risk for community transmission.

On the same day as the wedding, Tlaib publicly scolded Republican Sen. Rand Paul for telling Americans to disregard the CDC’s ever-changing COVID-19 guidance.

“The KY Senator is throwing a tantrum as his state is being swallowed whole by this virus, again. People are getting sick and dying,” Tlaib wrote on Twitter. “He needs to put politics aside, and put people first. Start resisting the virus.”

The representative also repeatedly urged her constituents to “mask up” while retweeting suggestions to double-mask.

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.
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