West Palm Beach’s NBC News affiliate reports:
A state representative from West Palm Beach is asking for the Palm Beach County government to shut down Mar-a-Lago following a New Year’s Eve party at President Trump’s private club. Pictures and video surfaced of dozens of maskless party-goers attending the event while they celebrated the new year.
State Rep. Omari Hardy, D-West Palm Beach, sent a letter Friday to Assistant County Administrator Todd Bonlarron asking that Mar-a-Lago be fined and closed for violating the county’s mask mandate.
“Mar-a-Lago is a club. A club is a business. Businesses must abide by Palm Beach County’s mask order, or be fined or even shut down,” Hardy tweeted Friday.
State Rep. Omari Hardy seeks to fine, shut down Mar-a-Lago after maskless New Year’s Eve party https://t.co/PPuG3mQQcJ
— WPTV (@WPTV) January 2, 2021
My constituents are not snowbirds like @DonaldJTrumpJr & @kimguilfoyle. My constituents live here. This is their home, and they’re going to have to deal w/ the consequences of a potential super-spreader party at Mar-a-Lago long after Junior & wife leave here on their private jet. pic.twitter.com/kt6SXErYG2
— Rep. Omari Hardy (@OmariJHardy) January 2, 2021
Mar-a-Lago is a club. A club is a business. Businesses must abide by Palm Beach County’s mask order, or be fined or even shut down. We knew that Trump was hosting a New Year’s party. I’ll be reaching out to folks at @pbcgov to ask why we weren’t ready to enforce the mandate here. https://t.co/2HtJEXiBcE
— Rep. Omari Hardy (@OmariJHardy) January 1, 2021