Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean escalated recent attacks on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, posting photos of him not wearing a mask while in close proximity to other individuals.
“Mr. wear your mask not wearing a mask in Georgia,” Dean tweeted Thursday morning of Cuomo visiting Georgia this week.
Mr. wear your mask not wearing a mask in Georgia. pic.twitter.com/MGPS0ucQNf
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) July 23, 2020
Cuomo visited Savannah, Georgia, this week to pledge support for the mayor there, who is a native New Yorker. Cuomo said he wanted to visit the state so he could better understand how the virus is being contained in places where outbreaks have been more prevalent.
The Savannah mayor issued an apology for elbow-bumping the New York Democrat without a mask earlier this week.
“We’re human. We made a mistake, and I think for people who want to take the significance of that entire day, the significance of this massive donation, the significance of this wonderful friendship and partnership and want to delineate it to a picture, I think they need other stuff to do,” Savannah Mayor Van Johnson said.
Dean has been critical of Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus after both of her in-laws died of the virus while in a New York nursing home.
In an op-ed for USA Today this week, she blamed Cuomo’s March 25 order, which required some recovering coronavirus patients be placed into nursing homes, for their deaths.
“This should not be about politics. It’s about accountability for what happened to our parents and grandparents, who trusted us to look out for them,” Dean said. “My in-laws Mickey and Dee Newman were New York tough. The governor? He’s as weak as they come.”
President Trump, who this week said it was “patriotic” to wear a mask, has also been criticized for not wearing a mask after he was photographed at his Washington hotel not wearing one while standing less than 6 feet apart from other people.
“Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact,” Trump said.
Author: Dominick Mastrangelo
Source: Washington Examiner: ‘Mr. wear your mask not wearing a mask’: Janice Dean posts photos of maskless Andrew Cuomo in Georgia