New Mexico Governor: ‘You Can’t Enforce’ Thanksgiving Lockdowns
Michelle Lujan Grisham says it would be 'incredibly hard to attain in any state'
Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham acknowledged that bans and limits on private Thanksgiving gatherings are impossible to enforce.
Grisham was asked whether it was possible to enforce a shutdown in her state during an interview with “PBS News Hour."
“So, it depends on personal compliance — really incredibly hard to attain in any state,” Grisham answered.
“This one’s no different. We’ve had a mandatory mask mandate since May.”
“Getting our businesses to support us more productively, I think, has been a bit of a challenge,” Grisham continued.
“But I have to say, today, they get it. And we’ve been incredibly firm about, if you’ve got four different rapid responses, positive case, we come in, we close for 24 hours, get everybody tested."
"If you get four of those in a two-week period, you’re closed for two weeks.”
“And so they’re now really coming to the table with solutions. So, I’m feeling better about enforcement and compliance."
"But we need a reset in our state, and we’re gonna get it,” she added.
Grisham admitted that enforcing such lockdown orders would be virtually impossible.
“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.’”
Grisham's comments come as several New York state county sheriffs refused to enforce Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo's draconian ban on Thanksgiving gatherings in citizens' homes.
The governor's new Thanksgiving Executive Order limits the number of family members "allowed" to gather in private residences over the holidays.
Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden warned that families must be "wearing masks" during Thanksgiving celebrations, even when they are "inside the home."
Biden made the call during his "COVID-19 briefing" as he continues to play "president-elect."
The former vice president laid down the law for Americans to follow over the holidays.