Aaron Rodgers blasts Nancy Pelosi and Gavin Newsom for breaking own Covid rules: 'They put these rules in place'
Aaron Rodgers minced no words as he expressed his anger at the lawmakers for not following their own rules, set to contain the spread of coronavirus
Aaron Rodgers minced no words when he slammed Gov. Gavin Newsom and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for breaking their own rules after implementing strict lockdown orders. The Green Bay Packers quarterback, in an interview with The Pat McAfee Show last week used the platform to call out the politicians for breaking the coronavirus rules they had asked the people to follow. According to him, these were the rules they imposed, but are now not following them.
This statement comes after Pelosi was spotted at a hair salon in August despite rules saying they would be closed from March to September 1. Newsom, on the other hand, had pictures of him dining at a plush French restaurant. Rodgers, while talking about his $500,000 to the Barstool Fund to assist small business that has copped blows financially due to the stringent lockdown measures brought up the topic of rules being broken by the lawmakers themselves. "I mean, they put these rules in place. They’re not even following their own rules. I mean, how many people have gotten caught?” Rodgers said. "Don’t travel. Don’t leave the state.’ Oh, here’s so-and-so on a vacation. Oh, here’s so-and-so at a salon. ‘Don’t eat out at a restaurant unless you’re wearing a mask and separate.’ Oh, here’s a picture of the governor of California violating those rules. Oh, public schools are closed, but I can send my kids to a private school in person," he added.
During the interview, Rodgers also said it was difficult to rely on the government to help owners of small scale businesses. "For us to count on the government to help us out is becoming a joke at this point. It’s really a call to action for those of us who can donate. Let’s donate. Let’s help our brothers and our sisters out because these are our people. We’re all we got,” he opined. “If you look around our environment today, it’s not like the government is really helping anybody out in a timely fashion. I mean, they took forever to figure out how to give $600 checks away, and then you know may or may not get to $2,000 at this point."
The Packers have been on a roll this NFL season and will lock horns with Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 24 at the NFL Conference Championships.