Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Urged People Not to Travel for Thanksgiving Shortly Before Boarding His Flight

The mayor is traveling to Mississippi to spend the holiday with his wife and daughter.

by Christian Britschgi

“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.”

Pass the potatoes, not COVID.

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