Dem Governor Says Enforcing Thanksgiving Restrictions is ‘Virtually Impossible’

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Democrat New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is just being honest. During an interview, the New Mexico governor admitted that there is no way for her or any other state to enforce limits on private Thanksgiving gatherings. As COVID-19 cases rise in New Mexico and a number of other states governors have attempted to take Draconian measures in an effort to curb the spread.

The Democrat has taken a queue from a number of other states and signed a recent health order limiting groups of five or more individuals who do not regularly reside together from gathering. She noted that enforcing the order is “virtually impossible.”

The Daily Wire reports:

“You can’t enforce that,” she said. “There is no way anywhere in the country we’re going to be able to say, ‘Look, you brought another household together. There [were] 10 of you having Thanksgiving dinner.’”

And we are very nervous about what Thanksgiving could produce, right, a month later. And we’ve been doing as much productive messaging — and while we appreciate that Dr. Fauci is doing that, this is really what the federal government did by telling people, “You don’t have to listen to your governors, you don’t have to care about public health issues or the public health order, and this virus is a hoax.”

And it just gives people an opportunity to say, “We don’t have to worry about it.” And that is the most dangerous set of circumstances moving forward until we get a vaccine.

So, we’re nervous. But we’re doing all the right messaging. And we — that’s part of the reset, right? If you limit where people go after they’ve been exposed, then I can limit the spread of the virus. So we’re taking all of that into consideration.

The CDC has recommended people not to travel to see family for the holiday but many Americans are choosing to spend time with healthy loved ones if possible. Democrat governors are attempting to limit the size of gathering in private residences, a measure that has been met with protests.



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