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DC Mayor Bowser photographed maskless at wedding reception after reinstating mask mandate

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser was reportedly noticed and not using a face mask throughout an indoor wedding reception Saturday evening, hours after her indoors mask mandate went into impact.

The Democratic mayor officiated a wedding at The Line DC resort within the district’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, the place she and tons of of others went maskless, the Washington Examiner reported.

PHOTOS APPEAR TO SHOW DC MAYOR CELEBRATING BIRTHDAY MASKLESS HOURS BEFORE MANDATE WENT INTO EFFECT

“When approached by the Washington Examiner to explain why she was maskless at an event now legally obligated to enforce mask compliance, security blockaded the free press,” the outlet reported.

The occasion got here simply hours after Bowser’s order reinstating the district’s indoor mask mandate for everybody over 2 years previous, no matter vaccination standing, went into impact at 5 a.m. Saturday.

The order specifies that enforcement provisions don’t apply to members of the “federal government or legislative branch of the district government while those persons are on duty.”

Representatives for Bowser and The LINE resort didn’t return Fox News’ requests for remark.

Just hours earlier than the mandate was set to enter impact, images on social media additionally appeared to point out Bowser celebrating her upcoming birthday and posing for images and not using a mask alongside comic Dave Chappelle.

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“When your asked to Dj for the Mayor!!! Happy Birthday @mayor_bowser,” a caption on an Instagram submit revealed by consumer Jeffrey Mercer Friday evening says, accompanied by images of Bowser and Chappelle attending a celebration. 

Bowser’s birthday is on Monday. 

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