A new report shows hypocrite Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman took a taxpayer-funded vacation last summer while pushing COVID lockdowns:
Pennsylvania state police spent $3,500 for overtime, food, and lodging during Fetterman’s trip to Ocean City, N.J., from June 24-27, 2020, according to records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Fetterman, the Democratic Senate nominee for Pennsylvania, made the trip amid a surge of cases in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Health warned at the time against nonessential travel. New Jersey’s governor threatened to crack down on Jersey Shore revelers because of a spike in cases there two days before Fetterman’s junket.
Fetterman has aggressively pushed lockdowns, masking, and other measures to fight the pandemic. He vowed in March 2020 that he and his family would “stay at home, minimizing social interactions and trips to indoor public places.” He criticized “a small, tiny minority” of anti-lockdown protesters in May 2020, and said “renegade counties” in his state had caused COVID-19 outbreaks by violating his administration’s stay-at-home orders. He also said school closures, which have caused learning and behavioral setbacks for school kids, were “an absolute necessity” in the fight against the virus.
Fetterman’s hypocritical COVID stance lands him in auspicious company with other Democrats who pushed “rules for thee but not for me,” like California Governor Gavin Newsom, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and San Francisco Mayor London Breed.
Why do these Democrats relentlessly push rules on others they refuse to follow for themselves? Will he pay the money back he billed to Pennsylvania taxpayers?
“John Fetterman calls himself an everyman, but in reality he billed taxpayers thousands of dollars to take a vacation while Pennsylvanians were canceling their own personal travel due to COVID restrictions. Fetterman is a fraud who thinks he’s above the rules he pushes on everyone else, and he should pay back taxpayers for the cost of his vacation.” -SLF Communications Director Jack Pandol