(TheConservativeNews.org) – During Tuesday’s State of the Union address, Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont donned a mask, but it was later exposed as a mere theatrical stunt.
Out of all the lawmakers present, the 81-year-old socialist was the only one who covered his face with a mask.
Eric Feigl-Ding took to twitter to commend Sanders saying, “Bernie Sanders is the only person wearing a KN95 mask at the #StateOfTheUnionAddress. Respect that man – @SenSanders thank you.”
James J. Zogby tweeted, “At #SOTU, as someone who wears a mask in crowds & doesn’t give a damn what other people do or say – thank you @BernieSanders for taking care.”
However, Sanders’ true intentions behind wearing a mask were accidentally exposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, who posted a photo of the two of them huddled together with several other lawmakers, revealing that Sanders had his mask around his chin.
Sanders faced significant backlash for his mask stunt. It was clear that Sanders was not wearing the mask with the intent of protecting himself or others. It now appears to just be a political stunt.