Denver mayor apologizes for ignoring his own advice
Denver's mayor is apologizing for his own Thanksgiving travel to visit Mississippi, while he urged the city to stay home.
With the holiday season in full swing, Kathy Peterson wanted nothing more than to visit her daughter in Denver. After multiple attempts, she scheduled a flight for Thanksgiving that, because of pleas from local officials, the family canceled. Once again, we cried about it and felt bad and said, Well, you know, times were tough. For weeks, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has emphasized the importance of avoiding travel. I'm asking, emerging. I'm pleading with everyone. Please stay home And on the day before the holiday, sending this tweet all while he himself boarded a plane to spend Thanksgiving with his wife and daughter in Mississippi. Denver City Council President Stacy Gilmore, who canceled her own plans to celebrate with family, says the community shouldn't take restrictions any less serious because of the mayor's actions. We all carry our own personal responsibility and our own personal actions. In response to the flood of criticism, the mayor issued a statement saying in part. 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 born of my heart and not of my head. For Peterson, it's an apology that falls on deaf ears and I don't get to see my daughter. And to me it's just a double standard. And it shouldn't work like that either. We're all in this or not.