WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- An Illinois Mayor was embarrassed after his wife was found in a social gathering, violating an order by the state to stay-at-home due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
- The mayor wrote a statement about the incident on his official Facebook account, apologizing to his constituents.
- Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker had extended the stay-at-home order until April 30 to slow down the spread of COVID-19.
On Monday, a mayor in Illinois said he was “embarrassed” of his wife’s action when she was found in a social gathering at a bar, despite the stay-at-home order. The party was crashed by the police.
Mayor Brant Walker of Alton in Illinois turned to Facebook to post his statement about the incident that happened at Hiram’s Tavern, early Sunday morning. The social gathering defied the stay-at-home order issued by the state, which prohibits residents to leave their homes except to perform essential activities or buy essential items. The order is following the surge of coronavirus cases in the United States.
In the Facebook post, Walker wrote, “I was also made aware that my wife was in attendance at this prohibited social gathering. I instructed the Police Chief to treat her as he would any citizen violating the ‘Stay At Home’ order and to ensure that she received no special treatment.”
“My wife is an adult capable of making her own decisions, and in this instance she exhibited a stunning lack of [judgment],” the mayor added. “She now faces the same consequences for her ill-advised decision as the other individuals who chose to violate the ‘Stay At Home’ order during this incident.”
The good mayor apologized to his constituents, and said he was “embarrassed by this incident.”
Just last week, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker decided to extend the stay-at-home order until April 30 to slow down the spread of COVID-19.
Source: Fox News