By: Amy Jo Underwood
An LA County supervisor dined outdoors at a restaurant several hours after voting to ban outdoor dining in the area. She joins the ever-growing list of government officials accused of hypocrisy during the Covid-19 crisis.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl voted to ban outdoor dining in the county, according to Fox 11 Los Angeles. Kuehl described outdoor dining as “a most dangerous situation,” citing the health of servers as a main cause for banning outdoor dining in the area.
Kuehl was spotted several hours later dining outdoors at an Italian restaurant, according to Fox. The next day, protestors gathered outside her home, accusing her of hypocrisy and protesting the lockdown restrictions.
The public has increasingly accused government officials of hypocrisy during the Covid-19 crisis as more rules are being created only to be broken by the same group of people enforcing the restrictions. Kuehl’s actions occurred shortly after Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) and other California government officials held a lavish dinner at French Laundry. The state continues to enforce new lockdown protocols, but many in leadership continue to break their own regulations.
“This is a serious health emergency and we must take it seriously. The servers are not protected from us, and they’re not protected from their other tables that they’re serving at that particular time.” - LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
“We have to remember that we who are in public office are held to a very high standard as we should be… I’m feeling that now nine months into this, we’re beginning to lose the trust of the public.” - LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn
Amy Jo Underwood writes from Alabama