About 30 minutes before Denver mayor Michael Hancock’s flight was to leave Denver for Houston, his Twitter account sent out a message Wednesday telling his constituents to “avoid travel, if you can” and to “stay home as much as you can.”
Meanwhile, the mayor was on his way to meet up with his wife and daughter, according to KUSA-Denver.
“As he has shared, the Mayor is not hosting his traditional large family dinner this year, but instead traveling alone to join his wife and daughter where the three of them will celebrate Thanksgiving at her residence instead of having them travel back to Denver,” a statement from the mayor’s office says. “Upon return, he will follow all necessary health and safety guidance and quarantine.”
On November 18, Hancock sent out an email to city staff pleading with them to be careful: “As the holidays approach, we all long to be with our families in person, but with the continued rise in cases, I’m urging you to refrain from travel this Thanksgiving holiday. For my family that means cancelling our traditional gathering of our extended family.”
And there you have it. The mayor wants to play semantics about the meaning of “travel” and “family gatherings.” Why is “traveling alone” safe for the mayor but dire for other city staffers? Refraining from travel is refraining from travel. These morons expect you to just fall in line, like good followers.
Let’s not forget what Andrew Cuomo said this week about how he’s handling Thanksgiving. He’s having his 89-year-old mother travel to Albany. And don’t forget what Gavin Newsom did just before hammering people with lockdowns. He dined at one of America’s most expensive restaurants, breaking his own protocols.
Pass the potatoes, not COVID.
🏘️Stay home as much as you can, especially if you're sick.
💻Host virtual gatherings instead of in-person dinners.
❌Avoid travel, if you can.
🍲Order your holiday meal from a local eatery.
🎁Shop online with a small business for #BlackFriday. pic.twitter.com/acQpWs2Ism
— Michael B. Hancock 😷 (@MayorHancock) November 25, 2020
Obviously, Thanksgiving falls within that time frame, and we’re not going to sit here and tell you Thanksgiving is cancelled in Denver. But, I am going to urge everyone to think differently about Thanksgiving this year. My own family is going to have a very different holiday…
— Michael B. Hancock 😷 (@MayorHancock) November 6, 2020