Vice President Mike Pence defied the mask policy at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where he met with officials and a coronavirus patient.
The bizarre moment was filmed by PBS, and confirmed by CNN’s Jim Acosta who tweeted the pictures of Pence unmasked.
Mayo Clinic noting Pence was told about its policy for people to wear masks today during his visit. He didn’t wear one. Though FDA head Hahn did. (some shots from our pool feed) https://t.co/euiIXIhZnh pic.twitter.com/vm1yynKizq— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 28, 2020
POLITICO reporter Dan Diamond confirmed Pence’s refusal to wear a mask at the Mayo Clinic when Pence visited Colorado on April 18 to meet with Gov. Jared Polis, who mas masked.
Here’s a masked Gov. Jared Polis meeting an unmasked Pence in VP’s trip to Colorado 10 days ago. pic.twitter.com/fQJc3PvJwj— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) April 28, 2020