Harris’ clarification for mask-less college go to: Masks had been non-obligatory for college students

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Vice President Kamala Harris declined to put on a masks throughout a go to to a D.C. elementary college Monday as a result of metropolis steerage states that masking is non-obligatory for each college students and workers, Harris’ workplace instructed Every day Submit Digital.

Harris visited Neville Thomas Elementary College on Monday, and pictures from the go to confirmed her and faculty directors bare-faced alongside younger college students sporting masks.

Media critics and political opponents shortly criticized Harris, arguing it was hypocritical to forgo a masks when the Biden-Harris administration is pushing for some masks mandates.

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Whereas Harris was pictured a number of instances with college students who all wore a masks, there are additionally images of the vice chairman with unmasked youngsters.

Different critics claimed the scholars on the college had been pressured to masks, which isn’t the case. D.C. public colleges shifted to an optional mask policy on March 16.

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“In the Democrats’ anti-science dystopia, the only person who doesn’t need to wear a mask is Kamala Harris,” wrote Republican Nationwide Committee speedy response director Tommy Pigott.

The incident echoed an analogous case wherein failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams went mask-less throughout a go to to a faculty the place college students had been required to masks.

Abrams later apologized for the incident throughout an look on CNN, although she stood by the significance of masks mandates.

“I took a picture and that was a mistake. Protocols matter. Protecting our kids is the most important thing, and anything that can be perceived as undermining that is a mistake, and I apologize,” Abrams instructed CNN host Erin Burnett.

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