Adult man and Vice President of the United States Mike Pence joined Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for a lunch visit to an Orlando Beth's Burger Bar location on Wednesday, following Pence's delivery of personal protective equipment to a nursing home, and ahead of a tourism industry roundtable.
Neither man wore a mask to the restaurant, and the two frequently failed to keep the recommended social distance of six feet from others. TMZ jumped on the story with their signature all-caps excitement.DeSantis, who frequently urges Floridians to wear a mask in public, entered the Lake Cay Commons restaurant without wearing one, and joined Pence and owner Beth Steele for a conversation without visible precautions such as a plexiglas barrier by the register.
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