(FiveNation.com)- Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee said on Fox News on Monday that politicians caught breaking COVID-19 restrictions in their own states should resign – a message promoted widely by residents of Democrat-run states subject to ongoing lockdown measures.
“These people don’t believe in a lockdown. They don’t believe that social distancing and wearing a mask works, because if it did, they would be doing it,” he told America’s Newsroom. “Instead they want to impose these restrictions on other people. Personally, I do believe we ought to be wearing masks and social distancing because it’s the right thing to do. These folks who are ordering it but not doing it, they should resign.”
His comments come as scrutiny of state governors who break their own rules increases.
In California, Democratic Governor Gavin Newsome faces widespread criticism for attending a friend’s birthday party at a fancy restaurant in Napa Valley. The governor apologized earlier this month for a “bad mistake” after he dined with a large gathering of people from more than three households.
“We’re all human. We all fall short sometimes,” Newsom said in a video, shrugging off his breaking the rules.
Gov. Gavin Newsom apologizes for attending party at French Laundry: “We’re all human. We all fall short sometimes.” pic.twitter.com/GPegzxt0dl
— The Hill (@thehill) November 17, 2020
Will he be fined or arrested for breaking the rules, as others are? Answers on the back of a postcard…
Newsom isn’t the only one, either/ Mayor of Denver, Michael Hancock, hopped on a flight to Mississippi to spend Thanksgiving with his family despite telling constituents to have “virtual gatherings” during the festive season, and the Mayor of Austin, Texas, Steve Adler even flew to Mexico.
Huckabee hit out at the hypocritical politicians, saying they cared more about exhibiting power.
“It’s about people exhibiting their power and being power crazy,” he suggested. “The sad thing is a lot of people are just going along with it. In California, churches were told they couldn’t have more than 10 people in the church. Now you can go to a strip club.”
Huckabee called for “consistency” and said that the lack of consistency is what’s making Americans cynical.
“That’s a real public health risk when we get cynical and we don’t believe anything our government officials tell us,” he added.