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Democrats: We Don't Have To Follow The Rules

Jeff Katz
April 30, 2020 - 1:19 pm

M.K. Pritzker, the billionaire wife of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, is reportedly ignoring her husband's strict lockdown orders by escaping to the their $12.1 million equestrian estate in South Florida.

Pritzker recently extended the state-wide coronavirus lockdown to May 30 and is now facing a legal battle over this order. His wife, meanwhile, has apparently left the state.

According to Patch, Mrs. Pritzker is reportedly staying at the couple's $12.1 million estate in Wellington, Florida (Palm Beach County). In response, the governor has conveniently refrained from mentioning his wife when answering questions about how he is doing during the lockdown.

From Patch:

The governor didn’t mention his wife when reporters asked the billionaire about how he’s doing physically and emotionally under his own stay-at-home order.

"I’ll just say I’m managing through this time reasonably well," Pritzker said on April 17. "I think there is an emotional component to this that I’ll just not spend a lot of time on."