Pelosi Defends Holding Large Dinner for Incoming Members as Dems Move to Cancel Thanksgiving

Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Breitbart.com: “Pelosi Defends Holding Large Dinner for Incoming Members: ‘It’s Very Spaced’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“House Dem and GOP leaders are holding respective dinners for new members,” NBC News correspondent Leigh Ann Caldwell reported, providing a photo of several tables.

Pelosi reportedly defended the dinner, citing the “enhanced ventilation” of the room and touting the approval of the Capitol physician.

[email protected] told me it’s safe. “It’s very spaced,” she said and there is enhanced ventilation and the Capitol physician signed off. pic.twitter.com/ZXjf72lnrP

The news aroused confusion and questions from critics, many of whom wondered how Democrats — who tend to be in favor of restrictions — could justify holding such an event, as some of their leaders across the country urge Americans to cancel their Thanksgiving plans.

House Dem and GOP leaders are holding respective dinners for new members.

. told me it’s safe. “It’s very spaced,” she said and there is enhanced ventilation and the Capitol physician signed off.

— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC)

In addition to being a really bad idea, this is also horrible optics AND totally unnecessary. https://t.co/cq8CIMDnKk

— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner)

Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have taken the side of COVID and are actively trying to spread it to kill old people. Am I doing this right ? That’s what you said about Republicans having Thanksgiving dinner with their family so keep that same energy for your party. https://t.co/5Gf0apZsk7

— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck)

We’re doomed. https://t.co/yv2x42VQPh

— Robinson Meyer (@yayitsrob)

Dinner gatherings for me and my old AF politician friends, but not for thee https://t.co/7Y98uV7FkT

— Pardes Seleh (@PardesSeleh)

cancel your precious dinner, you maniacs. my god. https://t.co/6ofrXjqCns

— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes)

You would think one advantage of having a gerontocratic leadership class would be *extra* sensitivity to Covid risk, but not so!

— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes)

This is a terrible idea. anyone else who will listen, please stop this shit and SHOW LEADERSHIP by doing all of these events over video like the rest of us are. It’s not “safe”–it may be safe*r* but it’s still terrible optics during a pandemic.

— Dr. Tara C. Smith (@aetiology)

This should be canceled immediately. Grossly irresponsible. https://t.co/Du3ckE75NW

— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum)

– Stay home unless for essential reasons– Stop having guests over—including family members you do not live with– Avoid non-essential travel– Cancel traditional Thanksgiving plans

— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor)

EFFECTIVE MONDAY: I’m issuing a Stay-at-Home Advisory asking all Chicagoans to only leave their homes for essential needs, including work and school. More info ➡️ https://t.co/zDpEmEUk6c.

— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor)

This is a great day for our city and our country. We are taking our democracy back.

— Lori Lightfoot (@LoriLightfoot)

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