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Each Mayor, A Governor Accused Of Breaking Restrictions Covid, And Why

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A vacation in Mexico, Thanksgiving dinners and an election party. These are just some of the reasons why officials have apologized for breaking lockdown rules in recent months.

Governors and mayors have been announcing restrictions aimed to help stop the spread of coronavirus throughout the pandemic.

Some, however, appear to maybe not have been playing by their own rules.

Republican governors have faced fewer accusations, largely because they have not implemented as many of the restrictions that public health experts have called for.
One, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, did face backlash after tweeting that he had taken his family to a “packed” restaurant in March—a day before announcing a state of emergency.

These well-known figures have all been accused of breaching anti-COVID guidelines. Some have issued apologies, others have stood by their actions. Here’s the rundown…

Austin Mayor, Steve Adler

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City.
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He did not break the rules. But, some would argue, he came mightily close.

Ahead of Thanksgiving, the governor was warning his fellow New Yorkers that family gatherings could be dangerous amid growing case counts across the U.S.

Yet his interview with radio station WAMC shortly before the holidays caused a stir.

“My mom is going to come up and two of my girls,” he said. That is his 89-year-old mother, Matilda, and two of his daughters, one of whom lives in Chicago.

His comments were met by a backlash, and Cuomo canceled his plans.

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