On Wednesday, Michael Hancock shared pandemic Thanksgiving advice on Twitter, advising people to “Pass the potatoes, not Covid”, by staying home as much as possible and by being sure to “avoid travel”. The mayor of Denver, Colorado is getting major side-eye for traveling for Thanksgiving after he told his constituents to stay home. Denver mayor traveled for Thanksgiving despite…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Submit to Stumbleupon (Opens in new window). @KyleClark Michael Hancock is Chris Christie with his family on the beach he closed to the public. Prior to joining the Post in 2019, Kayli was a digital and visual content editor at the Chicago Tribune. — Tay Anderson (@TayAndersonCO) November 25, 2020, Shame on you, Mayor Hancock. By Victoria Albert November 25, 2020 / 10:53 PM / CBS News — Stacey Abrams Stan Account (@World_Of_Hurt) November 25, 2020. About 30 minutes later, according to 9News, the Democrat ignored his own advice, and that of city and federal officials, by getting on a plane to spend the holiday with his wife and daughter. Takahiro Ueno, right, collects a sample from Denver Mayor Michael Hancock for a coronavirus test in a Pepsi Center parking lot May 21, 2020 in Denver. Our Mayor has abandoned his city during one of the most critical times we needed leadership the most. Because he's losing them by the day. Kayli Plotner is a digital strategist working closely with the photo department and sports desk, as well as managing the Post's website, newsletters and social platforms. Why have models of Colorado’s coronavirus trajectory been off? Denver Mayor Michael Hancock asked people to avoid traveling for Thanksgiving. I need to write a letter about it. https://t.co/tTLcFgkZdK, — Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) November 25, 2020. Do NOT be afraid we will rise together as a city and defeat this virus. I KNOW the mayor is NOT in Houston for Thanksgiving after lecturing all of us about avoiding travel to slow the spread lol. #HeyNext https://t.co/IzzgFShXGG, — Jamison Young (@JamisonCYoung) November 26, 2020. (One that follows their own guidelines re Covid). She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Master of Science in Multimedia Journalism. Denver mayor: This Denver school board is dysfunctional. Also Denver mayor: Let me tweet that Denver residents need to stay home and not travel WHILE I'M AT THE AIRPORT. This is the last time Denver needs to hear public health guidance from Mayor Hancock. Lauren Boebert, a Republican congresswoman-elect who has expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, wrote: “When Denver mayor Michael Hancock goes against his own orders, Denver residents need to stop taking orders from Mayor Hancock.”. If the city has a leader who actually follows the advice they give the public, we’ll put them on instead. Way too much of CYA. New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, was forced to backtrack after announcing that he would spend Thanksgiving with his mother and daughters in Albany, despite telling his constituents to avoid such gatherings. Tracy and I will be spending the holiday alone…at home…as our elected leaders urged. Denver mayor who urged residents to "stay home as much as you can" travels out of state to visit family for Thanksgiving. https://t.co/6D5bSGaLzJ, — Mark R. Weaver (@MarkRWeaver) November 26, 2020. And then hopped a flight to Mississippi to spend the holiday with his wife and daughter. The Denver mayor’s Twitter account told citizens to “avoid travel” 30 minutes before he boarded a flight to travel to his family for Thanksgiving. As the holiday approached, I decided it would be safer for me to travel to see them than to have two family members travel back to Denver. Another do as I say not as I do politician apologizes for their hypocrisy. Brianna Titone, a Democratic state representative, declared the mayor a turkey and a “bad example”. Twitter was not happy about it. “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.”. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock asked people to avoid traveling for Thanksgiving and then hopped a flight to Mississippi. pic.twitter.com/jiebja2M36, — Kelly Kitts⚾️ (@kellybuffs) November 26, 2020. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock asked people to avoid traveling for Thanksgiving. That tweet came before a flight on Wednesday that Hancock was taking to Houston to visit his daughter in Mississippi, 9News reported. 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. pic.twitter.com/6gsk4WXEjk, — Yashar Ali (@yashar) November 26, 2020, WAIT.