Biden spotted maskless on federal property after mandating masks there

Conservative critics quickly called out the president for appearing on federal property without a mask.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. President Joe Biden participates in a televised ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden was sworn in today as the 46th president. (Photo by Joshua Roberts-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. President Joe Biden participates in a televised ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden was sworn in today as the 46th president. (Photo by Joshua Roberts-Pool/Getty Images) Photo credit Getty

WASHINGTON (KMOX) -- President Joe Biden wasted very little time on Inauguration Day, signing several executive orders.

One of the executive orders Biden signed was a mandate that a mask must be worn while on federal property.

Part of the executive order states, "...on-duty or on-site Federal employees, on-site Federal contractors, and other individuals in Federal buildings and on Federal lands should all wear masks, maintain physical distance, and adhere to other public health measures, as provided in CDC guidelines."

One of the first tweets from the newly sworn-n president was about the importance of the executive order.

Critics of the president were quick to point out, however, Biden's absent mask for part of his visit to the Lincoln Memorial on Inauguration night, just hours after signing the mandate to wear masks on federal property

Biden was at the memorial to participate in a televised event for the inauguration festivities. It is unclear how long he didn't have a mask on, but several photos and videos show him without a mask, on federal land, which directly contradicts the executive order he had signed hours before.