Gina Raimondo, the Democrat ‘Do As I Say, Not As I Do‘ governor of Rhode Island, is getting lambasted by her constituents on social media after she was photographed flouting her state’s coronavirus shutdown orders.
Of course, Raimondo is far from the first Democrat who who was caught defying their own draconian COVID lockdown rules.

The governor was photographed sans mask during a Providence restaurant’s “wine and paint” event last Friday, just days after she lectured Rhode Islanders to stay home “except for essential activities” and wear a mask “anytime you’re with people you don’t live with.

Rhode Islanders have flooded social media with posts condemning her hypocrisy, many noting it’s not the first time Raimondo thought she was better than every other Rhode Islander.

However, Raimondo posted a ‘sorry, not sorry’ tweet on Sunday saying that she had tested negative for the virus twice. of course, 

The photographer, Erica Oliveras, insists she had no idea the shot would garner so much negative publicity and has struggled to make excuses for Raimondo to local media. “She only took her mask off whenever she was drinking her wine,” Oliveras told ABC affiliate WLNE, pointing out the governor was ‘masked up’ when she entered the restaurant and when interacting with waitstaff.

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is just the latest Democrat To Get Caught

Raimondo becomes the latest in a growing list of Democratic politicians to be caught defying their own lockdown guidance.

  • Both California Governor Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Mayor London Breed were photographed at upscale Napa Valley restaurant The French Laundry, dining indoors with friends in flagrant defiance of statewide shutdown orders. 
  • Stuttering Alcoholic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, flew to San Francisco to get her hair blown out. Despite an order that all hair salons be shuttered.
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl was spotted at a restaurant dining outdoors last month, just a few hours after voting to shut down outdoor dining across the county.
  • Steve Adler, the mayor of Austin, Texas, warned his constituents to stay home and “not relax” their vigilance against the virus threat – while he himself was on vacation in Mexico.
  • Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, similarly ordered residents to “avoid travel” while waiting to board a cross-country flight to a family gathering in Mississippi.
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was caught getting het haircut from professional stylists after she ordered all hair salons closed.
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, after imposing one of the strictest lockdowns in the country, faced backlash after her husband made a request to their boatyard asking if he could get their boat in the water by Memorial Day weekend.
  • New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that his 89-year-old mother and two of his daughters would travel to his residence in Albany for Thanksgiving, after lecturing residents to forget seeing their families and avoid travel that might cause a spike in cases over the holiday.


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