A New York City councilman announced he would flout Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new guidelines limiting indoor gatherings to 10 people or fewer, and social media users were appalled at his carelessness.
Councilman Joe Borelli (R-South Shore), who served as one of President Donald Trump's honorary state campaign chairs, boasted that his family would violate the guidelines, which cover gatherings at private residences, to host a traditional Thanksgiving meal with relatives despite the resurgence of the highly contagious coronavirus.
Other Twitter users called him out for acting irresponsibly during a pandemic.
@JoeBorelliNYC C'mon man. This is highly irresponsible. You may have some legit gripes about the how but the univer… https://t.co/JhL9zQBCHY— Jumaane Williams (@Jumaane Williams) 1605190436.0
@JoeBorelliNYC I recognize that the purpose of the tweet was to "own the libs." But even if I granted that "libs" w… https://t.co/n0RDFhshEK— Jeff Sharlet (@Jeff Sharlet) 1605197344.0
@JoeBorelliNYC Do you want some kind of medal for this performative assholery, or is the prospect of killing a fami… https://t.co/yT0riaTlZs— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse) 1605197695.0
@JoeBorelliNYC And you'll only have 8 at Christmas.— Deet Supreme🇺🇸😷 (@Deet Supreme🇺🇸😷) 1605193442.0
@JoeBorelliNYC I too enjoy playing Russian Roulette with my family members: https://t.co/PTeCONJIei— ¡Wear A Mask! JarekFA 🇳🇱🇸🇷🇭🇰🇱🇹🇺🇦 (@¡Wear A Mask! JarekFA 🇳🇱🇸🇷🇭🇰🇱🇹🇺🇦) 1605128474.0
@JoeBorelliNYC If you love your family stop this nonsense!— Cynthia (@Cynthia) 1605194613.0
@JoeBorelliNYC Borelli should be sued for this irresponsible message. Catholic schools had to shut down this mornin… https://t.co/NSxSxr5fDf— Olga Lautman (@Olga Lautman) 1605198603.0
Honestly, don't know what to say. We're all human beings with people we love that we want to see. But increasingly… https://t.co/vVf3s6GNuS— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes) 1605196905.0
@JoeBorelliNYC Potentially infecting grandma with COVID-19 to own the libs.— Pé (@Pé) 1605197872.0
@JoeBorelliNYC #NoLivesMatter— Amanda Guinzburg (@Amanda Guinzburg) 1605197114.0
@JoeBorelliNYC Man, you must really hate the people who love you, dude— Anosognosiogenesis (@Anosognosiogenesis) 1605196828.0
@JoeBorelliNYC I know there are more important points to make, but November is neither strawberry nor rhubarb season.— bks (@bks) 1605127868.0
@JoeBorelliNYC Translation: I don’t care if people in my family end up with debilitating heart, kidney, or neurolog… https://t.co/hvKKgqJiUV— Maxfield Etheridge (@Maxfield Etheridge) 1605137108.0
@JoeBorelliNYC I cannot imagine hating my family that much, wow.— Diane 'Supreme Courtyard of Snacks' Kelly (@Diane 'Supreme Courtyard of Snacks' Kelly) 1605197290.0
@JoeBorelliNYC My daughter's school just closed until after Thanksgiving because of dumb shit like this. We aren't… https://t.co/75aVsrMduo— Mary Ann (@Mary Ann) 1605142197.0
@JoeBorelliNYC Kids will see their grandparents..possibly for the last time.— Barbara Schwartz (@Barbara Schwartz) 1605196995.0
@JoeBorelliNYC Make sure everyone of your guests signs a waiver they will refuse a hospital bed and respirator if needed. Enjoy your turkey.— Dr. G (@Dr. G) 1605197317.0
@JoeBorelliNYC Read a post frm the mother of a 12 yo who had a mild case of Covid in May. He just lost a front toot… https://t.co/uP0K5DFmtW— Nancy Stanton 🏜️Wearing a mask for the gr8r good (@Nancy Stanton 🏜️Wearing a mask for the gr8r good) 1605197587.0
@JoeBorelliNYC I am happy for you. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy. My family won’t be doing this because we… https://t.co/2hBPmgEOoI— Bob (@Bob) 1605197521.0