AN ILLINOIS mayor was shamed on Twitter by his niece after he attended his daughter’s marriage ceremony in Florida regardless of being warning his constituents of a masks mandate to curb the coronavirus.
“I can not consider I’ve to say this however if you’re HAVING A WEDDING THIS WEEKEND WITH UNMASKED PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE one thing is incorrect with you!!!!” wrote Kristen Chirico, subtweeting her uncle, Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico.
The niece of Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico tweeted at her uncle for attending his daughter’s marriage ceremony in FloridaCredit score: Twitter
Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico went to his daughter’s marriage ceremony in Florida over the weekendCredit score: Fb
Steve Chirico was on the receiving finish of some public shaming by his niece, a former Buzzfeed worker, for attending his daughter’s marriage ceremony in Naples, Florida, in a ceremony with a visitor checklist of properly over 50 folks.
A photograph of the mayor and others on the marriage ceremony additionally started spreading over Twitter, exhibiting neither the mayor nor others carrying masks.
After Kristen Chirico’s tweet went viral, folks started asking to whom she was referring to with the tweet. Doubling down, Kristen tweeted, “That is about my uncle Steve Chirico, the mayor of Naperville, IL, and his spouse, and a number of other of his youngsters which can be all at a marriage proper now with at the very least 50 folks at it.”
“I truly need not defend these folks, as a result of they do not suppose they’ve carried out something incorrect,” she continued. “And possibly they’re going to be mad but additionally possibly we would avoid wasting lives so I am keen to roll the cube on this.”
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker referred to as out Chirico’s actionsCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
A photograph of Chirico on the marriage ceremony confirmed up on social mediaCredit score: Twitter
After catching wind of his niece’s tweets, the mayor despatched out his personal assertion, saying he and his household had been to not blame.
“My household and I all took COVID exams and examined detrimental previous to touring to Florida this weekend for my daughter Jenna’s marriage ceremony,” Mayor Chirico said in an announcement. “It was an out of doors marriage ceremony and reception with a complete of 53 friends. Upon my return to Naperville, I can be quarantining and testing once more.”
The mayor’s fiasco additionally caught the eye of his colleagues, together with Democratic Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker.
At his briefing Monday morning, the governor stated the mayor’s actions are the alternative of what the federal government is advocating. “That’s exactly what we ask folks to not do,” he stated.
Chirico additionally acquired some backlash from these on his facet of the aisle, together with former Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives, who stated Chirico “is proving to be identical to all the opposite hypocrite Democrats on this state.”
“Extra egregious is when he took a knee to a mob of individuals he didn’t know this summer time insinuating that he sided with them towards policing after which afterwards he allowed his metropolis to be vandalized by thugs,” she continued. “Complete shame.”
Steve Chirico, elected mayor in 2015 of Illinois’ third-largest metropolis, has been a lifelong Republican, however supported Joe Biden over President Trump within the election.
He additionally has been a vocal supporter of carrying masks and Covid-19 precautions, together with sharing the phrase “safer at dwelling” and advocating for folks to put on masks.