Republicans are stepping up criticism of President Joe Biden’s continued mask-wearing in public settings outside — despite Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines declaring it’s safe to go maskless outdoors if fully vaccinated.
On Monday, the Republican National Committee’s Tommy Pigott chided “it’s impossible to tell” if Biden is fully vaccinated because he “routinely wears a mask when on a stage outside, or when walking alone outside with Jill Biden, who has also been vaccinated.”
“Astonishingly, Biden even wore a mask outside alone … while announcing new CDC guidance saying you do not need to wear a mask outside alone,” Pigott, the RNC’s rapid response director, said in an email.
“He even bizarrely suggested that violating CDC guidance on wearing a mask when with other vaccinated people is a ‘patriotic responsibility.'”
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