(TheLibertyRevolution.Com)- Mayor Becky Ames of Beaumont, Texas, was forced to apologize last week when it was revealed she went to a nail salon, despite lockdown orders encouraging people to stay at home except for essential journeys. Mayor Ames was spotted by Twitter user Gregory Rice, who posted a photograph of her with her hands in a bowl.
Rice accused Ames of violating the rules by pretending to simply buy a product, when in actual fact she was sitting in the salon having her nails done.
“Are you aware that Beaumont, TX Mayor Becky Ames violated your order about nail salons today when the Nail Bar in Beaumont opened to allow her to “buy product?” Rice asked, tagging Texas governor Greg Abbott in the tweet.
@GregAbbott_TX are you aware that Beaumont, TX Mayor Becky Ames violated your order about nail salons today when the Nail Bar in Beaumont opened to allow her to “buy product”? Last time I checked, you didn’t have to soak your nails to buy something. Open us up!!!! pic.twitter.com/9GFt6Oosn2
— Gregory Rice (@Liberate_TX_NOW) April 22, 2020
“Last time I checked, you didn’t have to soak your nails to buy something. Open us up!!!” he added.
Mayor Ames was forced to apologize. It was her in the photo.
“My heartfelt apology to all of the citizens of Beaumont for my lapse in judgment on Tuesday, April 21st,” she said in a public statement. “I promise that there was no malice intended. I should never have entered the salon last Tuesday.”
I’m not sure anyone thought she intended any malice – it’s clear she just thought that being a mayor means she gets to enjoy things regular citizens don’t.
“As an elected official I am held to a higher standard, I regret my action that day. I am honestly sorry, and I pray that you will forgive me. In addition, I have asked the city attorney to place me on executive session this Tuesday so I can discuss this issue with my fellow Councilmembers.”
Ames did attempt to downplay the incident, however, suggesting that the salon owner left out a bowl of acetone for her to remove an old manicure set, and the salon owner was the only other person there.
Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not – but if everyone else can’t do it, can a mayor?