Politics

The mayor of Denver preaches against vacation travel and then gets on a plane to Mississippi

Denver Mayor Hancock divided his city in the Red Zone on Wednesday to instead spend Thanksgiving with his family in Mississippi after telling residents to stay home and avoid travel.

In political parlance, this is referred to as a flaming hypocrite.

Here’s how Hancock analyzed his plans in an email to city officials:

“I urge you not to travel this Thanksgiving Day. For my family, this means canceling our traditional extended family gathering. “

Then Hancock tweeted this before heading south:

9News blasted Hancock’s stay-at-home city Thanksgiving escape because we’re still in the middle of a pandemic.

They asked to speak to the mayor as soon as he landed, but his spokeswoman said she had given him the day off.

He will have more than a day off. When Hancock has completed the quarantine he has placed on all city workers, he will be free again during the Christmas break.

In the email, Hancock also said that anyone traveling outside of the state should be quarantined for 14 days and that employees unable to work from home should use their paid time off on vacation.

We trust the media will follow up to make sure the mayor still has enough time to use his own two-week quarantine.

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