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State rep.: Mar-a-Lago should be fined, shut after partygoers maskless on NYE amid pandemic

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017 file photo shows President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017 file photo shows President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – A state representative in Palm Beach is calling on the local government to fine and close President Donald Trump’s private club for violating the county’s mask mandate after a New Year’s Eve party.

Florida State Rep. Omari Hardy (D-West Palm Beach), wrote to the Assistant County Administrator of Palm Beach County Todd Bonlarron, according to numerous media outlets, including WPBF-TV.

Hardy also posted on his Twitter account a commentary about a video showing maskless partygoers and entertainers at what he called “a potential super-spreader party” at Mar-a-Lago. And another Tweet that said: “If I can wear a mask at my own wedding, partygoers at Mar-a-Lago can wear a mask on New Year’s Eve.

“The County must be assured that this business will comply with our local mask mandate before it is allowed to reopen,” Hardy said in a statement.

“I recognize that the President is a powerful person and that his business, Mar-a-Lago, is a daunting target for enforcement, but the law is the law. . . The County’s mask mandate applies to all businesses in Palm Beach County. The presidency does not confer to the President and his friends a special privilege to endanger the health and welfare of Palm Beach County’s residents.”


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