White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that President Biden won’t wear a mask when he visits the Capitol for the State of the Union speech — just hours after the White House dropped its rules requiring face coverings to guard against COVID-19.
“The president’s not going to wear a mask tonight. But it’s different depending on the part of the country,” Psaki said during a Fox News interview.
Just in time for Biden’s first State of the Union, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention radically changed its guidance Friday for when indoor mask orders are needed — placing Washington, DC, into the least-restrictive category.
The White House stuck to its internal mask mandate two days longer than Congress, as the House of Representatives’ attending physician decreed Sunday that masks were optional — though many Capitol…