Governor Andrew Cuomo will host Thanksgiving dinner at the New York State Executive Mansion in Albany with his 89-year-old mother and other relatives later this week.
.@NYGovCuomo is having his 89-year old mother and two daughters to Albany for Thanksgiving.— Bernadette Hogan (@bern_hogan) November 23, 2020
“The story is, my mom is going to come up and two of my girls. But the plans change."
He has spent the better half of two weeks telling New Yorkers to stay home for the holiday.
Will the staff that works at the mansion count toward the limit of 10? Or is the family preparing the food themselves and cleaning up afterward?— Josefa Velásquez (@J__Velasquez) November 23, 2020
The news comes just days after Cuomo urged New Yorkers not to host Thanksgiving dinner with family, citing concerns over Wuhan coronavirus.
"It's your family, it's your home, it's your table, these are all environments where you feel safe and that is the beauty of Thanksgiving. I'm at home with my family. I'm in my safe zone. Your safe zone, it's not a safe zone. Your safe zone is dangerous this year. Please- love is sometimes doing what's hard. This year, if you love someone, it is smarter and better to stay away. As hard as that is to say, and hear, because if I had to predict, you're going to see a significant spike post-Thanksgiving. It is then going to run into the Christmas holidays, and you're going to see these numbers go very high," Cuomo said during a press conference.
"But please, this is not just rhetoric. I am telling you, Thanksgiving, you look at the infection rate, 5, 6, 7, 8 days after Thanksgiving, it will be up," he continued. "From here to January is very dangerous. A vaccine is on the way. Not in any timeframe that is going to make a difference to the immediate future."
Cuomo joins a long list of Democrat politicians implementing harsh stay-at-home and lockdown orders on constituents while personally ignoring the same rules.