White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly hosted a 70-person wedding for his daughter in May, violating COVID-19 rules
Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff, in the Oval Office on April 30, 2020. Photo by Doug Mills / New York Times / Pool / Getty Images
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows reportedly invited more than 70 people to his daughter's wedding in Atlanta, in violation of state COVID-19 rules.
Photos show guests maskless in a lavish ballroom as per the Atlanta Journal constitution.
Rep. Jim Jordan from Ohio was also reportedly present.
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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows reportedly invited more than 70 guests to his daughter's wedding in Atlanta in late May, despite COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.
Photos obtained from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show people in close groups, dressed in tuxedos and ball gowns, and without a mask at a lavish May 31st venue.
At the time, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp limited gatherings to 10 people to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The party took place in the city's upscale Biltmore ballrooms, according to AJC, with "crystal chandeliers, marble floors, and a frame of towering Roman arches." Participants enjoyed a live band with a three-course meal.
There were 11 bridesmaids and eight groomsmen present. Rep. Jim Jordan from Ohio was also reportedly present.
Meadows did not respond to the newspaper's request for comment. The White House also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Protests against the murder of George Floyd broke out in front of the White House that same weekend. The day after the reported wedding, President Donald Trump attended a much-criticized photo op at St. John's Episcopal Church when National Guard and Park Police forces evacuated protesters from Lafayette Square with tear gas.
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