Sen. Roger Wicker's office issued statement after airplane photo surfaced

Matt Harringer photo posted on his Twitter account of U.S. Senator Roger Wicker

The senator's office issued a statement after a photo surfaced showing the senator with his face mask pulled down while on a flight.

Posted: Oct 5, 2020 11:25 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Sen. Roger Wicker's office issued a statement after a photo surfaced showing the U.S. senator with his face mask pulled down while on an airplane.

Wicker's communications director Rick VanMeter stated:

“Senator Wicker lowered his face mask to eat a snack and forgot to put it back up. When he was reminded by a flight attendant, he put the mask back up. He did not attend any recent events at the White House and has not been in contact with any of the individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days.”

RelatedDelta looking into passenger complaint Wicker not wearing mask on flight

According to his office, Wicker flew on Thursday night before the president and other administration and campaign officials tested positive for the coronavirus.

His office says Wicker did not attend the Rose Garden event held on Sept. 26 at the White House. The Rose Garden event served as a Supreme Court nomination ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

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