Add another one to the list. The mayor of Austin, Texas, Steve Adler, is a Democrat and in late November he put out a quick video telling people to stay home for Thanksgiving to stop the spread of COVID. There was just one problem, though, he was actually vacationing in Mexico, along with eight people, including extended family, when he made the video.
Predictably after getting caught, Adler apologized for his “lapse in judgment,” while at the same time insisting he had not technically broken the city’s lockdown rules.
The Blaze explains:
The mayor of Austin, Texas, acknowledged to KVUE-TV that when he made a video last month warning residents to “stay home” to slow the coronavirus spread, he was on vacation in Mexico with family members and others.
In the warning video posted to his Facebook page Nov. 9, Mayor Steve Adler said, “We need to stay home if you can…We need to keep the numbers down. Now is not the time to relax,” the station reported.
But Adler confirmed to KVUE that when the video was recorded, he was on vacation in Cabo San Lucas with eight people, including immediate and extended family, after flying from Austin on a private jet.
He was not the first Democrat mayor to get caught telling people to stay home as he flies off to other destination. READ: Denver Mayor Tweets, ‘Stay Home… Avoid Travel.’ Then He Takes Flight For Family Thanksgiving, Report Says.
And we can’t forget the Democrat Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, who violated his own lockdown rules to attend a birthday party at a fancy restaurant. READ: Gavin Newsom responds after getting busted attending large dinner party against his own advice