Philadelphia, PA – Indoor dining within the city of Philadelphia is still banned because the COVID-19 is going to get you. That’s why Philadelphia Mayor, Democrat Jim Kenney drove down to a restaurant along the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, because like everyone else in the world, he knows it’s a dumb rule. Worse, Kenney, whose Twitter handle is “Jim #MaskUpPHL Kenney” wasn’t even wearing a face mask.
Resident Marc Vetri called the mayor out on Instagram.
“Glad you’re enjoying indoor dining with no social distancing or mask wearing in Maryland tonight while restaurants here in Philly close, suffer and fight for every nickel just to survive. I guess all your press briefings and your narrative of unsafe indoor dining don’t apply to you. Thank you for clearing it all up for us tonight,” Vetri said.
Like a good champagne socialist, Kenney had an excuse.
“I know some are upset that I dined indoors at a restaurant in Maryland yesterday. I felt the risk was low because the county I visited has had fewer than 800 COVID-19 cases, compared to over 33,000 cases in Philadelphia,” Kenney said. “Restaurant owners are among the hardest hit by the pandemic. I’m sorry if my decision hurt those who’ve worked to keep their businesses going under difficult circumstances. Looking forward to reopening indoor dining soon and visiting my favorite spots.”