The Daily Beast reports:
Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday refused to wear a mask during his visit to Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic, which requires all staff, patients, and visitors to wear a face covering while at the medical center.
In a since-deleted tweet, the Mayo Clinic called out the veep, saying it “had informed @VP of the masking policy prior to his arrival today.” But that apparently didn’t stop Pence from visiting with staff and even a patient in a crowded hospital room without wearing a mask.
Pence has eschewed wearing a mask in public, following in the footsteps of President Trump, who declared earlier this month that he would probably not wear one.
Why isn’t Mike Pence wearing a mask?
What the fuck, man.pic.twitter.com/bRLSl1n9hZ
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) April 28, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) April 28, 2020
In Pence’s visit to the Mayo Clinic, he was trying to show us how “tough” he is—but just showed his arrogance, lack of concern for others, and vanity. pic.twitter.com/ZsCi70p6Pb
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) April 28, 2020
An entirely preventable situation.
— Mayo’s mask policy took effect April 13
— Pence’s visit was set up last week
— POLITICO contacted Mayo and Pence’s office yesterday, asking about mask plans
— Pence was offered a mask today but refused
— Mayo still let Pence visit a patient
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) April 28, 2020
This is what happens when you put someone who doesn’t believe in evolution, thinks smoking doesn’t kill, and said that climate change is not a real threat in charge of the coronavirus response.pic.twitter.com/THt7VaOqgw
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) April 28, 2020