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November 21, 2020

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Maskless Chatfield Living It Up in D.C. in Violation of Mask Order

As COVID cases soar, Chatfield photographed at Trump Hotel maskless with others

MICHIGAN – After pretending his and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey’s White House meeting was focused on COVID relief, House Speaker Lee Chatfield was photographed maskless, drinking with colleagues at Trump hotel in clear violation of the D.C. mask ordinance. 

“Chatfield and Shirkey want Michiganders to believe that they met with President Trump to discuss combating the COVID crisis, ” said Lonnie Scott, Executive Director. “Clearly, Chatfield isn’t concerned enough to take actual precautions to protect the servers and staff around him. He is also in clear violation of the D.C. mask mandate. While Chatifeld and Shirkey have enjoyed hunting breaks and D.C. trips, the people of Michigan are suffering. Chatfield should get out of the bar and back to work to pass much-needed public health policies, like the mask mandate Gov. Whitmer has repeatedly asked the legislature for.”

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