Andrew Scheer Defended His Family Plane Ride Saying No One Was Speaking Moistly
The Prime Minister has been speaking to the country every day. However, he may never be able to escape the phrase "speaking moistly." Even Andrew Scheer is now using the phrase.
During an April 14 press conference, the current Conservative leader answered questions about a plane ride he and his family took to Ottawa.
According to a report from CBC News, Scheer would have joined Elizabeth May and Minister of Employment Carla Qualtrough on a chartered flight to Ottawa.
However, Scheer's family was also brought aboard the small plane.
He explained what precautions were taken aboard the flight, which was when he dropped the reference to Trudeau's now-famous two-word phrase.
"We took great steps to ensure that we minimized our interactions with each other," Scheer said, "my wife brought wipes along with her, we made sure that we were not speaking moistly on each other, we kept our distance, we kept to ourselves."
Scheer's use of the phrase appeared to be in reference to the Prime Minister's April 7 address in which he used the words when addressing wearing masks in public spaces.
"It protects others more than it protects you because it prevents you from breathing or speaking moistly on them," Trudeau said.
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Scheer told reporters that he decided to have his family fly on the small, private jet with him rather than having them fly commercial and have to go through several different airports.
The Prime Minister also reconnected with his family over the weekend. In an April 13 Instagram post, Sophie Trudeau revealed that she, the PM, and the kids spent some time together for Easter.
According to CBC, the Trudeau family was at their official summer residence by Harrington Lake in Quebec. Previously, officials in Ontario had asked people not to travel to their cottages.
The Prime Minister had previously been self-isolating at Rideau cottage, where he continues to stay during this time.