“With the continued rise in cases, I’m urging you to refrain from travel this Thanksgiving holiday. For my family that means cancelling our traditional gathering of our extended family,” Hancock wrote in an email to his city staff.
But they didn’t cancel. Just after the email, Hancock flew to Mississippi to spend Thanksgiving with his daughter.
After a fierce backlash, Hancock admitted that “my decision was unwise and hypocritical — a mistake that I want to deeply apologize for. My job as Mayor is to not only help come up with safe practices for the entire city. It’s also to set an example, and on that measure, I failed.”
Source: New York Post