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Meghan McCain blasted Sarah Palin as ‘reckless, stupid and arrogant’ for dining out twice in New York City this week knowing she has COVID, telling DailyMail.com the former Alaska governor put other lives at risk. 

McCain, whose late father John McCain ran for President with Palin as his running mate in 2008, told DailyMail.com exclusively on Thursday morning that she was ’embarrassed’ to have once known her. 

Palin tested positive three times on Monday. She had been forced to take a test before her defamation trial against The New York Times. All witnesses who wish to testify without wearing a mask must test negative before going to the courtroom.

Despite the diagnosis, Palin went out for dinner on Tuesday night, eating at Campagnola on the Upper East Side. The next night, she dined in Elio’s, a well-known eatery just a flew blocks away. She was joined there by four people, including former New York Rangers player Ron Duguay. 

‘Is she crazy? Day two? I haven’t seen her or talked to her for many years, aside from some short emails when my father passed, so I can’t imagine what she is thinking but this is highly irresponsible.  

‘This was selfish, reckless and stupid. Just because it’s not illegal doesn’t mean it is not unethical. 

‘This is why she shouldn’t be in politics anymore. You have to lead by example. I’m embarrassed to have once known her.’

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Sarah Palin dines at Elio's on the Upper East Side on Wednesday night, two days after testing positive for COVID

Sarah Palin dines at Elio's on the Upper East Side on Wednesday night, two days after testing positive for COVID

Meghan McCain told DailyMail.com on Thursday morning it was 'stupid, reckless' behavior that put other lives at risk

Meghan McCain told DailyMail.com on Thursday morning it was 'stupid, reckless' behavior that put other lives at risk

Sarah Palin dines at Elio’s on the Upper East Side on Wednesday night, two days after testing positive for COVID. Meghan McCain told DailyMail.com on Thursday morning it was ‘stupid, reckless’ behavior that put other lives at risk

Palin is famously anti-vaccine, which McCain says is likely down to how politicized the topic has become. 

Regardless of her views, she said Palin ought not to have put others at risk. 

Palin ran as John McCain's running mate in the 2008 Presidential election. Meghan said on Thursday she was embarrassed to have once known her well

Palin ran as John McCain's running mate in the 2008 Presidential election. Meghan said on Thursday she was embarrassed to have once known her well

Palin ran as John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 Presidential election. Meghan said on Thursday she was embarrassed to have once known her well 

‘Even if you’re not sick you are infectious and you could infect someone with comorbidities.

‘This virus is like a Russian roulette. 

‘You could die or you could be fine. I too am over COVID, trust me, but the reality is that it is still happening,’ she said. 

McCain, who is double vaccinated, recently recovered from COVID-19. 

Palin has also suffered from it in the past. Last year, she said it was like the ‘flu’. 

She however refuses to get vaccinated. 

On Wednesday night, she was joined at Elio’s on Wednesday night by Ron Duguay, former New York Rangers player, 64, who shielded her from reporters on the sidewalk. 

While morally questionable, Palin, 58, didn’t break any rules or laws with those meals. 

She however put Elio’s on the hook for a $1,000 fine by eating indoors. 

New York City law bans anyone over the age of 12 from eating or drinking indoors at a restaurant if they are unvaccinated.

The manager of Elio’s says staff ‘made a mistake’ by letting her dine inside on Saturday and that he is now looking in to what happened. 

It’s unclear if Palin was ever asked for proof of vaccination, or if she was aware of the law when she dined indoors. 

City Hall says it will not fine the restaurant for the incident because it was not reported to them when she was there. They do not investigate past incidents, according to a City Hall spokesman.  

Palin dined first on Tuesday at Campagnola, where she was spotted by diners at around 9pm. On Wednesday, she was seen at Elio's, a few blocks away

Palin dined first on Tuesday at Campagnola, where she was spotted by diners at around 9pm. On Wednesday, she was seen at Elio's, a few blocks away

Palin dined first on Tuesday at Campagnola, where she was spotted by diners at around 9pm. On Wednesday, she was seen at Elio’s, a few blocks away

Palin was seen on Wednesday night with a group of friends, eating at around 10pm on the patients

Palin was seen on Wednesday night with a group of friends, eating at around 10pm on the patients

Palin was seen on Wednesday night with a group of friends, eating at around 10pm on the patients

Sarah Palin, COVID positive and unvaccinated, was seen on Wednesday dining out at a Manhattan restaurant

Sarah Palin, COVID positive and unvaccinated, was seen on Wednesday dining out at a Manhattan restaurant

He recently visited her in Alaska, but has not commented on the nature of their relationship

He recently visited her in Alaska, but has not commented on the nature of their relationship

One of Palin’s dining buddies was former New York Rangers player Ron Duguay. He recently visited her in Alaska, but has not commented on the nature of their relationship 

The former Alaska governor told a reporter that she was feeling fine on Wednesday night

The former Alaska governor told a reporter that she was feeling fine on Wednesday night

The former Alaska governor told a reporter that she was feeling fine on Wednesday night

Palin is seen leaving the restaurant after her Wednesday night meal

Palin is seen leaving the restaurant after her Wednesday night meal

Palin is seen leaving the restaurant after her Wednesday night meal

Luca Guaitolini, the operations manager at Elio’s, said that she returned to the restaurant on Wednesday ‘to apologize’ for the fuss her previous visit called.

Palin is in New York to testify at her defamation trial against The New York Times. 

She is suing the newspaper for a 2017 editorial which she claimed wrongly linked her to the 2011 shooting where Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords was shot. 

The Times retracted the editorial and issued an apology but she is pushing on with the lawsuit. 

Before she could attend court, she had to take a COVID test because she planned to take the stand. All witnesses, regardless of their vaccine status, must test negative for COVID if they want to give evidence, a court spokesman told DailyMail.com on Thursday. 

Because she tested positive, the trial has now been delayed until February 3.  

Judge Jed Rakoff – who was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1996 – said that courthouse rules would permit Palin to return to court February 3, even if she still tests positive, as long as she has no symptoms. 

If she does have symptoms, she can be looked at on February 2 by a doctor who provides services to the courts, he said.

The 2008 Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor – tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2021.

After her March diagnosis, she encouraged people to wear masks and take the pandemic seriously. 

But then, nine months later, she told a Turning Point USA rally in December 2021 that Dr Anthony Fauci’s inconsistent comment about natural immunity dissuaded her from getting vaccinated. 

‘Do you remember he said that if you had COVID, you would be naturally immune?’ Palin said during an on-stage interview with Charlie Kirk, the co-founder of TPUSA.

‘So at the time we were led to believe we wouldn’t need to have the shot.’ 

She went on to say that over her ‘dead body’ would she get the vaccine. 

‘It’ll be over my dead body that I will have to get a shot. I will not do it. I won’t do it and they better not touch my  kids either. If enough of us rise up and say no, enough.’ 

Palin’s lawyers have ignored repeated requests about her outings in New York City this week.  

Source: Daily Mail

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