Republican Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) recently assailed continued school mask mandates, particularly after multiple celebrities were observed without masks at the Super Bowl that took place on Sunday in Inglewood, California. However, students in public schools across the state are still mandated to wear them in class.
Over the past two weeks, “the only science that’s changed … is the political science,” McConnell declared.
“Even as Democrats permit grown-ups to get back to normal, they’re clinging on to their emergency powers over K-12 classrooms,” McConnell continued before turning his attention to the mask-less celebrities at the Super Bowl.
Celebrities who opted to go mask-less included Jay-Z, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, and Lebron James.
Clay Travis of Outkick.com posted a tweet with a video containing “every celebrity without a mask during the Super Bowl.”
“[However,] every kid in California will have to be wearing them tomorrow in school,” Travis remarked in amusement.
Senator McConnell also blasted the “rich celebrities” who brazenly had “a grand time” with virtually no masks in sight, despite their generally Democrat allegiance.
Ironically, under Democrat policies, various elementary schools students who observed celebrities at the Super Bowl “had to wake up this morning and cover their own faces [with masks] … to go to school,” McConnell added.
The Kentucky Republican continued on to remark upon the “milder” variant, which is especially mild considering the widespread vaccination rate across the general population. Noting that “universally available vaccines” can dramatically reduce the odds of death or hospitalization from the virus, McConnell observed that the virus has now boiled down to the same level as numerous “outine risks that we all face constantly in our daily lives.”
Senator McConnell also stressed that people have known “for many months” that being fully vaccinated helps to significantly reduce the chance of acquiring COVID to the extent that normal, pre-pandemic life should be able to resume.