President Biden and first lady Jill Biden were caught violating Washington, D.C.’s indoor mask mandate by walking through a high-end Georgetown restaurant without masks on Saturday.
The maskless Bidens were recorded leaving Fiola Mare while flanked by masked Secret Service agents.
Washington, D.C.’s Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser reinstated an indoor mask mandate in July amid the surge of the delta variant. The Bidens also violated Fiola Mare’s mask policy, which mirrors the city’s.
“Per CDC guidance and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s executive order, all individuals over age 2 are required to wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be always worn while in our restaurants, except while eating and drinking. Thank you for understanding,” the restaurant’s website says.
Fiola Mare did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment in time for publication.
Establishments that fail to enforce Bowser’s executive order face potential warnings, fines and the revocation of licenses, though the order also notes: “The enforcement provisions of this Order shall not be applied to persons in the federal government or legislative branch of the District government while those persons are on duty.”
The Bidens’ behavior echoed that of Bowser, who has repeatedly been photographed flouting her own mask mandates.
Hours before her indoor mask mandate went into effect in July, Bowser was photographed without a face mask during her own birthday celebration with comedian Dave Chappelle.
Hours after her indoor mask mandate went into effect, she was photographed without a mask during an indoor wedding reception.
Fox News’ Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.