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Republicans Accuse Democrats of Hypocrisy With Thanksgiving Restrictions

November 23, 2020
In The News

Several top Republican politicians have hit out at Democrats for imposing restrictions on travel and gatherings ahead of Thanksgiving, accusing them of hypocrisy and violating the Constitution.

Nevada on Sunday limited private gatherings with more than 10 people following similar restrictions in Minnesota, Oregon, Michigan, and Kentucky. Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, warned that the state’s “case rate growth is at wildfire levels — even outpacing neighboring states, such as Arizona. All available models indicate that Nevada is in a ‘red zone’ and our health experts anticipate continued case growth based on current trends.”

“Democrats attend birthday parties indoors,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said on Fox News on Sunday, in an apparent reference to California Gov. Gavin Newsom. “But expect you to celebrate Thanksgiving alone outside. Americans are tired of the hypocrisy.”

“This has gotten so ridiculous and we forget this is America,” he continued. “When the first lockdown happened, the attorney general of the United States sent out a memo to all U.S. attorneys … near the end of the memo he had a great line. He said, ‘The Constitution is not suspended during a crisis.’ And amen to that.”

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., added: “Many in mainstream media, bureaucrats, & radical leftists cannot stand that Americans are making their own, free decisions by traveling for Thanksgiving. Expect a historic War on Christmas in return. Opponents of freedom will be thirsty for revenge on freedom-loving Americans.”