Rules for thee, but not for me appears to be the mantra of the day for Terry McAuliffe, Virginia’s Democratic nominee for governor.
Fox News obtained photographs earlier today of McAuliffe riding on an Amtrak train maskless on July 29, in defiance of the rail service’s face mask requirement.
The rider who shared the photographs with Fox called McAuliffe’s behavior an “absolute double standard.” In one picture, the gubernatorial candidate chats nonchalantly on his cell phone, seemingly oblivious or indifferent to a nearby placard telling all passengers to wear masks. (Fox News)
“Amtrak requires everyone to wear a face mask,” the sign reads. “Face masks must fully cover the mouth and nose and secure under the chin. Face masks must always be worn unless actively eating or drinking.”
Amtrak’s website also states: “Federal law requires all customers and employees to wear a mask at all times while onboard trains and in stations, regardless of vaccination status or state or local laws.”
“Refusing to wear a mask is a violation of federal law; passengers may be subject to penalties under federal law, denied boarding, removed from the train, and banned from future travel in the event of noncompliance,” Amtrak states.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order in January that required face masks to be worn by all people while on public transportation. That order also required all individuals to wear masks while at transportation hubs, including airports, bus or ferry terminals, train and subway stations, and other locations where people board public transportation in the United States.
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