According to Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, when her husband visited the Mayo Clinic earlier this week, he had no idea that it was mandatory for anyone entering the hospital to wear a protective mask.
Appearing on “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning, Mrs. Pence was asked about the VP’s failure to put on a mask, even though everyone else was wearing one. First, Pence repeated the line her husband used when he was asked about not wearing a mask:
“That’s a great question as our medical experts have told us wearing a masks prevents you from spreading the disease and knowing that he doesn’t have COVID-19, he didn’t wear one.”
Seconds later, however, Mrs. Pence offered a new — and utterly false claim — about why the Veep wasn’t wearing a mask:
“It was actually after he left Mayo Clinic that he found out that they had a policy of asking everyone to wear a mask. Someone has worked on this whole task force for over two months is not someone who would have done anything to offend anyone or scare anyone. I’m glad that you gave me the opportunity to talk about that.”
On Fox & Friends, Karen Pence defends her husband for not wearing a mask at the Mayo Clinic, claiming he didn’t know they had a mandatory mask policy until after he left. pic.twitter.com/c6IgVhEqng
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Problem is, that’s not the least bit true, as CNN reported on Wednesday:
“The Mayo Clinic briefed Pence’s team in the last several days about the clinic’s policy requiring face masks, a person involved in planning the visit told CNN. The briefing came after the White House reached out last week about a potential visit. The person said when the clinic told the White House about the policy, it wasn’t clear whether Pence would wear a mask.”
The Mayo Clinic was even forced to go back and delete a tweet they sent noting that indeed VP Pence was informed of the policy:
And now Pence’s team is admitting they screwed up, CNN notes:
“Another source familiar with discussions said it is clear that — despite what the vice president said in defending himself and not wearing a mask — Pence’s staff understands now it was a mistake. News reports after the visit focused on whether he wore a mask instead of the work being done at the Mayo Clinic, and Pence’s staff believes they should have made sure he wore one to avoid such a news cycle, the source said.”
Hey, if you make a mistake, own it. Unless, of course, you work for the Trump administration. Then you just lie and lie some more when you get caught in the first lie.
Karen Pence and her husband claim to be Christians. Aren’t they aware that lying is a sin?
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