Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Urged People Not To Travel for Thanksgiving Shortly Before Boarding His Flight
“Do as I say, not as I do” is increasingly the motto of politicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Witness Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, who urged residents of his city to stay home and not travel during Thanksgiving shortly before boarding a flight to visit family for the holiday.
“Pass the potatoes, not COVID,” said Hancock today in a tweet that advised people to host virtual gatherings instead of in-person dinners and to “avoid travel, if you can.”
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That tweet was posted about half an hour before Hancock was set to fly to Houston, according to Denver-area NBC affiliate 9News. The mayor’s ultimate destination, they reported, is Mississippi, where he will link up with his daughter and wife for Thanksgiving.
The mayor’s office said in a statement to 9News that this small gathering of immediate family is in lieu of a larger gathering of all the Hancock clan.
“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 the
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