WH Chief Of Staff Hosted Lavish GA Wedding In May Despite COVID Restrictions
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows hosted a lavish wedding for his daughter in Atlanta, Georgia, in May, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, despite a state order and city guidelines that banned gatherings of more than 10 people amid the pandemic.
The wedding took place May 31 at the Biltmore Ballrooms in Midtown Atlanta. The 70 or so guests, including U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, donned tuxedos and ball gowns for the indoor affair, but no masks, as Meadows walked his daughter, Haley, down the aisle through a path of soft white flower petals.
Although the state of Georgia had loosened some restrictions by the end of May, Gov. Brian Kemp’s orders at the time expressly banned gatherings of more than 10 people.
Pictures of the wedding reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show groups of people clustered closely together in the same room throughout the evening. Under that emergency order, law enforcement could have potentially written citations to the venue for exceeding the gathering size, state officials said.