As Twitchy reported Friday, a Twitter user went viral with a tweet showing the crowd at Rep. John Lewis’s funeral and the text, “I get it. My dad wasn’t important. So it’s ok to limit his funeral to 10 people tomorrow.”
A blue-check from the media named Wendell D. Edwards claimed the man’s father’s death didn’t “warrant shade for a civil rights icon and congressman who spent his life fighting for others,” adding after pushback, “His father was important and should be celebrated. But he was not John Lewis.” He’s since deleted his tweets and protected his account.
It turns out Washington, D.C. has a “But he was not John Lewis” clause in its rules regarding the coronavirus epidemic. The Daily Wire reports that those who attended Lewis’s funeral (without social distancing) are exempt from D.C.’s self-quarantine rules because “government activity is essential.”
DC Mayor Exempts John Lewis Funeral Attendees From City’s Quarantine Restrictions https://t.co/lcWfLzMWjk pic.twitter.com/l0viBCyrMh
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 1, 2020
The Daily Wire reports:
Lawmakers who attended the funeral of late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in Atlanta earlier this week are exempt from Washington, D.C.’s, self-quarantine restrictions, according to District Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office.
Regarding why attendees at Lewis’ funeral escaped the strictures of self-quarantine, Bowser Press Secretary Susana Castillo characterized the ceremony as an essential government activity, telling Just the News on Friday, “Government activity is essential, and the Capitol of the United States is exempt from the Mayor’s Order.”
The mayor’s office still deems the funerals of regular people non-essential activity, however. When asked whether attendees of non-government funerals in high-risk areas are still required to self-quarantine under the mayor’s order, Castillo responded simply, “Yes.”
And don’t think that crowded church means you can go to church, even with a mask on.
But of course. Restrictions for thee but not for me. This is the Democrat modus operandi.
— Insidious Palpitations (@TheDarkBeckons) August 1, 2020
I feel bad for anyone who has lost a loved one during these times and they can’t have a proper funeral/viewing. Double standards
— Tori Yankee (@ronigirl09) August 1, 2020
Oh. So they’ll be allowing all of their staff to stay home and away from them for 14 days, right?
— Kel in Cali (@KinCali1) August 1, 2020
Of course. There are two sets of rules. One for elites and one for the rest of us.
— Reclaiming my country (@SBSportsDiva) August 1, 2020
Nobody should observe quarantine restrictions then.
— Bring back the XFL – JRC (@jrcrawley) August 1, 2020
DC mayor must love having the power of being able to approve or disapprove who can get together and who can’t.
— Proud American (@flashnando) August 1, 2020
Two weeks from now the inevitable outbreak will be blamed on young people sitting outside at restaurants and Republicans who refuse to wear a mask when walking their dog.
— Scarlett (@Skyejohnson4) August 1, 2020
And people are supposed to believe that quarantine is needed when people in our own government ignore it amongst each other?
— Lemonade (@GelatinousDM) August 1, 2020
….meanwhile DC mayor has restrictions set for all the peons until November 6.
— BossyMother (@BossyMother) August 1, 2020
Then I guess that means it’s not really a threat. If it was so deadly, there would be no excuses or exemptions. People would truly be scared for their lives.
— MOOTW (@MOOTWK9) August 1, 2020
Shocker. Complete shocker I tell ya!
— Perry Olson (@perry82581) August 1, 2020
So much for “we’re all in this together”.
— Mr. E (@kcroyalskid) August 1, 2020
The secret is to be special. Special people get the best laws.
— Woodrow Wilson (@WoodrowPWilson) August 1, 2020
The threat is wildly exaggerated, and they know it.
It would be a farce if it weren’t wrecking life with the unnecessary restrictions on freedom, association and commerce.
— John Druva (@jdruva41) August 1, 2020
Just shows how pointless these mandates are. If it was legit there would be no flexibility. If it was the black plague you can bet your ass it would have been an empty church. Or the quarantines would be vigorously enforced.
— Jason Brotons (@BrotonsJason) August 1, 2020
This was a DNC event.
— DP🇺🇸🥃🏌🏻🥁🎸 (@DPShuffle) August 1, 2020
So clearly the elite don’t take quarantine seriously either.
— RolypolyTheCat (@muffinsupercat) August 1, 2020
Government picking winners and losers.
— Karen Sutton (@valentine59) August 1, 2020
How does this even make sense?! Seriously. Someone please explain.
— Be Brazzie 🇺🇸💪🏼 (@Brazzie5) August 1, 2020
That’s crazy. The Dems can push pause on a virus to make sure it doesn’t affect people. Good to know.
— Jay (@parabellum0331) August 1, 2020
Party of science.
‘I get it. My dad wasn’t important.’ Blue-check tries shaming man for voicing frustration over John Lewis funeral ‘double standard’ https://t.co/VwzkrNBrs0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 31, 2020