Florida rep. wants Mar-a-Lago shut down after footage of maskless NYE party


Mar-a-Lago is seen from the media van window, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla., before President-elect Donald Trump departs for Palm Beach International Airport and onto New York. Trump was spending the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with family at his Palm Beach estate, Mar-a-Lago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida District 88 Rep. Omari Hardy is calling for Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago to be shut down after he says the venue violated the county’s mask order during a New Years Eve party attended by Donald Trump Jr.

Hardy says video from Thursday night shows the President’s son and a slew of other attendees violating social distance guidelines and not wearing masks at a Vanilla Ice concert at Mar-a-Largo.

Omari penned a letter to Palm Beach County officials later that day saying:

“During one of our weekly conference calls, you informed me that Palm Beach County’s emergency order requires businesses to require their patrons to wear masks. You also informed me that Palm Beach County has the authority to fine and even shut down businesses for noncompliance with this order […] Mar-a-Largo is a club. A club is a business. Businesses must comply with Palm Beach County’s mask order.”

“My constituents are not snowbirds like Donald Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle,” Hardy also tweeted. “My constituents live here. This is their home, and they’re going to have to deal with the consequences of a potential super-spreader party at Mar-a-Largo long after Junior and wife leave here on their private jet.”

According to NBC 6, Hardy says the club should be fined and closed for violating the county’s mask mandate.


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