Tom Wolf Virtue Signals at Harrisburg Black Lives Matter Protest, Violates Own Pandemic Restrictions
While thousands of Pennsylvania small businesses worry about going broke, Gov. Tom Wolf wants you to know he’s so woke.
On Wednesday, Wolf joined a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Harrisburg, marching alongside hundreds of other protestors.
Tom Wolf Violates Pandemic Restrictions to Show How Woke He Really Is
Of course, it should be noted that Dauphin County remains in the Yellow phase of Wolf’s own coronavirus reopening plan in Pennsylvania.
The Yellow phase still strictly limits large gatherings of people. No more than 25 people is the rule.
We know this. Here in Schuylkill County, there are still plenty of businesses that can’t open their doors to customers. Many others have been forced to drastically alter operations in an attempt just to stay afloat. Thousands of people have been forced to unemployment.
High school graduates have been robbed of a rite of passage. And instead, they’ve been forced to accept a less than stellar substitute with these bizarre drive-by graduations.
This is all because of rules Wolf ordered to curb the spread of the Chinese virus in Pennsylvania.
Those rules he created must be followed with an asterisk though. Either the pandemic is over or they take a break for virtue signaling.
Clearly, they don’t apply to self-loathing white liberals trying to prove they’re not racists by joining a street protest.
I’m at today’s March Against Injustice and Gun Violence 2020 in Harrisburg in solidarity with our community.
Black lives matter. Racism must end. I am here to listen. pic.twitter.com/MoTYi7AtuW
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) June 3, 2020
Like so many other times during the pandemic, the rules don’t apply to Wolf. Donning a blue face mask and looking painfully out of place, Wolf robotically marched alongside other protestors who remain upset at the killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd.
Levine Dodges Question on Protest Safety at Press Conference
Media members on the Governor’s beat asked Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine about Wolf’s behavior on Wednesday. Of course, she defended his right to protest and didn’t express a single concern about the potential public health ramifications.
“The governor has always said that people have the right to protest and demonstrate and the right of free speech,” Levine said.
Note: It’s not Tom Wolf who says that. It’s part of the US Constitution.
But when small business owners gathered in Harrisburg in early May to demonstrate against his tyranny, Wolf and Levine lashed out at protestors then. While they did say it was their right to gather, they each questioned the protestors’ morality, noting how they could be putting themselves and their families at risk of acquiring a deadly virus.
And don’t forget when small businesses in Schuylkill County were ready to open their doors in May but Wolf called them “cowardly” and “selfish” for “surrendering” to the virus and showing their willingness to put others’ health at risk.
That didn’t matter on Wednesday.
“Overall, we want large gatherings such as … such as maybe a party or some type of concert or something to be under 250 people. But we are not restricting peoples’ right to protest. There are obviously significant social issues that are present that people feel they need to have a voice and so the Governor is always supportive of that and is participating in that,” Levine said on Wednesday at a press conference.
Someone should let the Health Secretary know the rule is 25 people under the Yellow phase, not 250. You’d think she would know that. But again, nothing was said about the potential public health risks taken by the protestors on Wednesday.
This is why you have reporters at press conferences. Levine is asked about @GovernorTomWolf calling officials coward and then marching today in Harrisburg. Wait for the end. pic.twitter.com/6VkaYyMpwr
— Real_Dave_La_Torre 🍿 (@David_LaTorre) June 3, 2020
Truly absurd behavior.
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