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Pence comes under fire for going maskless at Mayo Clinic

Pence comes under fire for going maskless at Mayo Clinic
Pence comes under fire for going maskless at Mayo Clinic
Posted at 5:15 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 20:47:01-04

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence chose not to wear a face mask while touring the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

It's an apparent violation of the world-renowned medical center's policy requiring them.

In a statement, the Mayo Clinic said "Mayo shared the masking policy with the VP’s office."

Video feeds show he didn't wear a mask when he met with a Mayo employee who has recovered from COVID-19.

He was also maskless when he visited a coronavirus testing lab.

And Pence was the only participant not to wear a mask during a roundtable discussion.

Food and Drug Administration chief Stephen Hahn was among those wearing masks.

Pence explained his decision by stressing that he has been frequently tested for the virus.