Skip to comments.Cuomo Embraces Travel Restriction He Called ‘Anti-American’ When Trump Suggested It
Posted on 06/24/2020 5:21:17 PM PDT by lightman
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that New York, as well as New Jersey and Connecticut, will begin enforcing quarantine orders on travelers from nine other states. Travelers from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Utah, Texas and Washington will have to self-isolate for two weeks after entering the tri-state area.
In late March, Gov. Cuomo criticized President Trump for suggesting a state-based quarantine order that would restrict travel for residents of the tri-state area. When the New York City area was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump suggested a two-week quarantine order on residents of New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
Some people would like to see New York quarantined because its a hot spot, the president suggested in March. There is a possibility that sometime today well do a quarantine, short term, two weeks, on New York, probably New Jersey, certain parts of Connecticut, he added, noting the high numbers of New York residents fleeing to Florida.
Cuomo shot back at Trumps suggestion, calling it a declaration of war on states and saying we would be Wuhan, China if such a quarantine order was enforced.
If you start walling off areas all across the country you would just be totally bizarre, counterproductive, anti-American, anti-social, Cuomo continued in an interview with CNN. He also criticized a decision by the state of Rhode Island at the time to stop all cars with New York license plates crossing the state border. If they dont roll back that policy, Im going to sue Rhode Island, because that clearly is unconstitutional, he said.
But under Cuomos new order, police in New York are now authorized to pull over vehicles with license plates from hotspot states and grill them on why they arent isolating.
Although his new order still allows entry into New York, it enforces a mandatory quarantine order on residents from certain states. That list of states may also grow, depending on whether more states experience surges in cases. Cuomo also said that travelers violating the quarantine order in New York may be subject to a judicial order.
But for people coming in? NO!
And since it was HIS idea, it's OK.
New York still gas way more active cases than any state they want to target.
And yes, Scum Cuomo threatened civil war if N.Y. was quarantined.
It didn’t happen and New York spread the virus all up and down the eastern seaboard and across the country stepwise. Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis etc...
When did Connecticut and New Jersey cede such authority to il Duce?
very interesting that the murderer Cuomo has restarted his chinese virus briefings again after he said he wouldn’t be doing them anymore...
in this briefing, he directly criticized many other states (FL, TX)...
if Sleepy Joe is replaced, I expect the butcher Cuomo to take the nomination.
Another Dem with Dementia ?
Sometime in late March or early April when those three became the nucleus of the "Northeast Compact" (totally illegal under the US Constitution) which as one point broadened to include DE, PA, RI, and MA. Haven't heard much from those four lately so far as "regional" efforts go.
Now that Cuomo has created lots of available beds in his nursing homes he has room to quarantine all the people he wants to. What a POS!
The Grandma killer is getting more and more like Fredo every day.
We had to cancel our family reunion today, and also the camping trip to the Adirondacks afterwards.
He’s not hypocritical, he’s policy-fluid
It was not hard to see that these a-hole states (PA,NY,NJ,CT etc) would bring ‘Rona back after the riots.
And he only infected those now dead nursing home patients because “Trump's " CDC made him.
He was against it.
Sounds like an interstate compact entered into w/o Congress’ approval....
Why would anyone want to go there?
They have been doing that since the beginning on this. Cuomo will say “wear masks” and Lamont an Murphy will follow, etc.
Too much monkey-see/monkey-doo among the Governors.
If they depend on groupthink why do we need 50 of them?
Back in late May Lamont in Ct was supposed to reopen barbers and made a new compact to wait until June to align with RI. It is a complete S&%t show.
Notice how CA and WA both of which are now “hot spots” are excluded, but they have Dem governors so that doesn’t count.