Denver mayor traveled for Thanksgiving despite pandemic and Twitter was not happy about it – – today

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock asked people to avoid traveling for Thanksgiving. And then hopped a flight to Mississippi to spend the holiday with his wife and daughter.

The hypocrisy — first reported by 9News — amounts to an unforced error on the mayor’s part and one that risks delegitimizing pleas from public health officials to try to stop the spread of the surging coronavirus, experts and officials agree.

Hancock later issued an apology: “I recognize that my decision has disappointed many who believe it would have been better to spend Thanksgiving alone. As a public official, whose conduct is rightly scrutinized for the message it sends to others, I apologize to the residents of Denver who see my decision as conflicting with the guidance to stay at home for all but essential travel,” Hancock said in a statement. “I made my decision as a husband and father, and for those who are angry and disappointed, I humbly ask you to forgive decisions that are borne of my heart and not my head.”

But in 2020’s court of public opinion, it only made things worse. Twitter already had its say.



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