Cuomo to Protestors: You Have No Right To Jeopardize My Children’s Health
The vast majority of Americans have decided that locking down states is not only in their best interests, but in that of their loved ones as week. A very small group of citizens, however, have pleaded with their state governments to reopen despite the clear dangers.
While many of those protestors have been more prominent in red states than blue ones, each state has their share. Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told those activists that while he respects their right to demonstrate, that they have no right to put the health of his family in jeopardy.
During his Saturday briefing, Cuomo said, “I understand people’s frustration with the economy not being open. I get it. I want to see the economy open, for myself, for my family. I’m not going to put dollar signs over human lives. I’m not going to do that. Not for my family and not for yours. But I understand their point of view, and I understand the First Amendment. You have an argument, you’re going to make your argument, God bless America.”
The New York Governor then took aim directly at the protestors:
“You don’t have a right to jeopardize my health. You want to jeopardize your health, God bless you. You have no right to jeopardize my health. The mask is not about your health. The mask is about my health, and my children’s health and your children’s health and that’s why you have to wear a mask. It’s not about your life, it’s about other people’s lives.”