Average Americans must #stayhome. But our elected officials? Different story.
According to a recent report, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made a purchase from a jewelry store while keeping businesses closed and banning curbside service.
Grisham, a Democrat, stressed in April that New Mexicans needed to stay home and should only leave to purchase essential items such as food and medical supplies, KRQE-TV reported.
“We are in really tough financial times as a state. It mirrors the incredible, personal sacrifices that happen every single day because people have limited their ability to work, telecommuting and many people, in fact, have lost their jobs,” she said April 3.
Days after her remarks, however, she called an employee at the Lilly Barrack jewelry shop in Albuquerque -- where she has a longstanding relationship -- to make a purchase over the phone, the news station reported.
No one was allowed in the store at the time because of the public health order.
Grisham claims that her shopping spree didn't violate her own orders or pose a public health risk. She says she asked the store employee to place her purchase outside the door, and one of her friends picked it up.
There's just one problem: curbside service wasn't allowed in the state until May 1.
In other words, governors deserve special treatment and access to their favorite stores while regular folks must do without.
This kind of hypocrisy must end. Not by forcing our elected officials to abide by the rules, but by eliminating the tyrannical rules altogether.
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