New York Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Cuomo’s Extreme Thanksgiving Restrictions

Gavin Newsom is trying to cancel Thanksgiving, Gretchen Whitmer wants her state locked in their basements, and CNN is looking to cancel Christmas. Who is missing from the discussion? You guessed it, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new executive order from Chris Cuomo’s big bro limits private Thanksgiving gatherings to 10 people.

Hilariously, the great police officers of New York have outsmarted the tough guy again.

Richard Giardino, a Fulton County sheriff with a law degree, questioned the legality of Cuomo’s big decision:

“Frankly, I am not sure it could sustain a Constitutional challenge in Court for several reasons including your house is your castle.”

Giardino dunked on Cuomo some more:

“First an Executive Order applying directly to citizens for their private conduct is usually not a law in the sense that there are no penalties attached and you can’t be arrested. Businesses are different. An Executive Order can authorize the State Health Department, the State Liquor Authority, the State Department of Taxation and Finance and other similar Agencies with jurisdiction over businesses, to write up, suspend or revoke their licenses and\or fine a business for a violation.”

Here comes the blow:

“With regard to the Thanksgiving Executive Order, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office will NOT be enforcing it against our County residents,” Giardino wrote. “And as a Sheriff with a law degree I couldn’t in good faith attempt to defend it in Court, so I won’t.”

The bad news for Giardino is that Cuomo might “deck” him for this once he leaves office. He plans to do the same to President Donald Trump.

The big fighter might need to call on Little Cuomo, the left-wing CNN host, if he is to apply the same punishment to the rest of the New York sheriffs laughing at him.

Washington County Sheriff Jeff Murphy said his deputies won’t enforce the Thanksgiving lockdown order, either.

Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo issued his own criticisms as well.

“I can’t see how devoting our resources to counting cars in citizens’ driveways or investigating how much turkey and dressing they’ve purchased is for the public good,” Sheriff Zurlo said.

Good point. Cuomo is more concerned about hurting turkey sales than saving New York residents.

Even Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard plans to ignore the indoor gathering limit, reassuring local residents not to “feel a need to hide cars, cover with leaves or walk 3 blocks so your house doesn’t become a target of Cuomo’s executive order.”

This is all quite the big L for Andrew Cuomo.

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Good for these officers.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.


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    • Oh man, what a great scoop for some citizen journalists out there. Gavin Newsom is gonna tread lightly this year, but I’d put down some money that Whitmer, Cuomo, and the other tinpot tyrant governors in this country will be hosting/attending some lavish dinners next Thursday.

  1. Bravo! I hope local law enforcement agencies and state legislatures across the country will follow this lead and begin a serious push back against these Governors and their asinine orders. The media isn’t going to do it and individuals and businesses risk too much to do it alone.

  2. It’s very simple all these edicts from these lawless guvs and mayors are illegal and unconstitutional and a direct assault on the citizens of this country. Its time or past time to ignore them and go about your life as you a free citizen with unalienable rights this is America not Cuba.

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