A New Jersey teachers union posted, and then quickly deleted, online photos that show its leaders and Gov. Phil Murphy going maskless at a fundraising event, according to reports.
The expose came after Murphy imposed a mask mandate on teachers, staffers, students and visitors in all of the Garden State’s schools in August to prevent the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.
It also made Murphy — an outspoken proponent of wearing masks who once said it should be a “national requirement” — the latest Democratic governor to be caught in an embarrassing moment of hypocrisy — without one at an event despite requiring others to mask up.
The Shore News Network reported Monday that Murphy and leaders of New Jersey Education Association were photographed not wearing masks during the Garden State Equality Ball at the Asbury Lanes, a landmark bowling alley, concert venue and event center in Asbury Park.