Following Puerto Rico’s annual SOMOS conference aimed to increase Latino representation in the US government, US Senator Chuck Schumer decided to attend an indoor dance party on the island.
What’s more shocking than the fact that this 70-year-old man can even move properly is that he was seen attending said dance party without a COVID mask, while Puerto Rico is under a strict mask mandate that requires all persons in indoor spaces, even children aged 2-11, to be wearing one.
Video evidence of the senator and just about everyone else being maskless has surfaced once Emma Fitzsimmons of New York Times tweeted that Schumer was feeling the music at SOMOS, followed by a video of what one could classify as dance moves if they’d never seen a person dance before in their life.
To add insult to injury, SOMOS’ very own website states that masks are required in all indoor spaces of Puerto Rico, regardless of one’s vaccination status.
Senator Schumer embraces change and throws the mask away
Fitzsimmons’ tweet sparked a minor outrage at the senator online, with many questioning whether he has smarter things to be doing than dancing his worries away, hinting at the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructural bill.
Others, however, focused on his hypocritical behavior, pointing out that neither he nor anyone else in the room was wearing a mask despite earlier tweets from Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Twitter page painting quite a different picture.
Namely, a tweet from July 15th of 2020, during the time the covid crisis was completely out of control, has piqued the interest of many, with the senator repeatedly urging everyone to wear a mask as a way of controlling the COVID-19 situation.
Schumer has not left a statement regarding the controversy, following previous examples of government officials refusing to respect the rules they forced on everyone in the country.
One such was president Sleepy Joe Biden who was caught maskless on video during his visit to a fancy restaurant in October of 2021.
Currently, masks are still required in public places and institutions, but it seems that many continue to stand above the law with this matter in question, with some cities even demanding citizens to present proof of vaccination to gain access to indoor restaurants and other businesses