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Pennsylvania Democrats caught on hot mic laughing about wearing masks as 'political theater'

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 10/1/2020 Madison Dibble
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A Pennsylvania state representative was caught on a hot microphone joking about how she would keep her mask on during a press conference as a bit of "political theater."

Rep. Wendy Ullman and Gov. Tom Wolf, both Democrats, held a press conference on Tuesday to discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act as the Supreme Court is poised to take up a legal challenge to the healthcare law later this fall. Before the event began, a livestream caught Ullman and Wolf discussing their plans for wearing masks.

"So Wendy, I'm going to take, I'm going to take my mask off when I speak," Wolf said.

"I will as well. I'm waiting so that we can do a little political theater," Ullman said as the two laughed. "So that it's on camera."

When the event got underway, Ullman removed her mask and loaded up on hand sanitizer before she began speaking.

The hot mic moment was caught by ReOpen Bucks County, a group that has been demanding that Wolf remove his coronavirus restrictions to allow businesses to return to normal operations. The group shared the video on Twitter and thanked Ullman and Wolf for their "confirmation" that masks were being used as "political theater."

The Washington Examiner reached out to Ullman and Wolf's offices for comment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Wolf signed an executive order requiring that everyone wear a face covering when they are outside their homes in July.

Tags: News, Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania, Coronavirus

Original Author: Madison Dibble

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