Austin mayor went to Mexico while urging people to stay home

Austin mayor went to Mexico while urging people to stay home
Austin Mayor Steve Adler, right, and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, left, talk with the media outside the federal courthouse, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Austin, Texas. A new Texas "sanctuary city" ban is back in court as the state asks a federal judge to approve of letting police officers ask people their immigration status during routine stops. (Source: (AP Photo/Eric Gay))

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin Mayor Steve Adler went on vacation to Mexico with family in November at a time when he was urging people to stay home amid worsening coronavirus caseloads in Texas.

The trip was revealed Wednesday by the Austin American-Statesman.

It’s the latest example example of a public official who has pleaded for vigilance in the face of growing hospitalizations across the U.S. seeming to not heed their own guidance.

Adler, a Democrat, told the newspaper his actions did not violate his own regulations.

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