Democratic Democratic Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards defended himself against criticism after a photo surfaced amid a coronavirus pandemic in early November while in a restaurant without a mask.
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“I did nothing that day that would have violated the rules in force,” the governor said when asked about the photo at Wednesday’s press conference.
“If this photo had been taken ten seconds later, you would have seen it with a mask,” the governor said. “I don’t think we’re asking anyone to eat at a table with a mask.”
The governor was surprised after the photo of him appeared at the Baton Rouge Country Club and spoke to someone at a table with several patrons, none of whom wore masks.
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Edwards imposed a number of restrictions on gatherings and urged voters to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The photo, taken in the second week of November, was commissioned by Edwards Phase 3, which required everyone to wear a mask when social distance is not possible with at least six feet of distance between individuals.
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“It doesn’t violate its own command,” Shauna Sanford, deputy communications director, said Wednesday. “She had a mask the whole time that day, except when she ate.” Someone told him something and he responded in a very short moment. He did nothing that contradicts his Phase 3.