Pence Defends His Refusal to Wear Mask at Mayo Clinic While Meeting Coronavirus Patient

Vice President Pence defended his decision not to wear a mask while meeting officials and a coronavirus patient at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, despite the facility’s policy requirement that all visitors must wear a mask.

Pence claimed he didn’t have to wear a mask because he has been tested for the coronavirus, notes The Hill:

As Vice President of the United States I’m tested for the coronavirus on a regular basis, and everyone who is around me is tested for the coronavirus.

And since I don’t have the coronavirus, I thought it’d be a good opportunity for me to be here, to be able to speak to these researchers, these incredible health care personnel, and look them in the eye and say thank you.

(Source: The Hill, Photo Credit: PBS)

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