It is summertime and many Delaware Valley families are heading to the New Jersey shore to spend a week or two enjoying the sun and sand.
However, when the COVID pandemic hit in 2020, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration had the state locked down. Some 88 percent of Pennsylvania residents canceled their vacations.
But not the Fettermans.
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, The Washington Free Beacon reports, spent a week at the Jersey shore with his family despite his own advice to other Pennsylvania residents to stay in quarantine and wear their masks. Fetterman supported Gov. Tom Wolf’s statewide shutdowns.
Even as Thanksgiving approached in 2020, Fetterman and the Wolf administration were asking residents to wear a mask, social distance, and not travel.
And Fetterman, now running for the U.S. Senate, was protected by a State Police security detail that kept him and his family safe while they were in Ocean City, N.J. The state paid $3,500 for the officers’ overtime, food, and lodging.
“Apparently rules don’t apply to John Fetterman, even when Fetterman champions them himself. While Pennsylvanians had their freedoms trampled and their lives crippled by COVID lockdowns and school closures under John Fetterman’s watch, Fetterman showed he can’t be trusted to do what’s right. Pennsylvanians can see right through his hypocrisy,” said Brittany Yanick, communications director for Dr. Oz for Senate.
Fetterman’s campaign declined to comment.
However, Fetterman campaign spokesman Joe Calvello told The Free Beacon that Alleghany County was not in lockdown at the time. And, he said, Fetterman has never claimed reimbursement for travel expenses and that he cut expenses for the lieutenant governor’s office during his tenure.
“John and his family do take modest summer vacations like many folks in Pennsylvania,” Calvello said.