Illinois Governor Dodges Question On Thanksgiving Plans To Flee To Florida To Escape Restrictions

Illinois Governor Dodges Question On Thanksgiving Plans To Flee To Florida To Escape Restrictions


Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker dodged questions Monday about his family plans for the upcoming holiday, claiming he was unaware of Chicago’s latest stay-home orders.

When asked during a press conference whether he’d be in Illinois on Thanksgiving next week, Pritzker left it an open question.

“I don’t know what my plans will be, but I’ll certainly be happy to share,” he said.

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When a reporter followed up on another story about the governor’s wife and family already have gone to Florida, Pritzker dismissed it.

“I think you already know we have a place in Florida. So yeah,” said the Illinois governor whose family also reportedly evaded springtime restrictions by hanging out on his equestrian farms in Wisconsin and the Sunshine state.

“Actually, I don’t think there was a travel ban, but it was a discouragement,” he told reporters.

Ouch! After telling Illinoisans to stay home for Thanksgiving ⁦@GovPritzker⁩ may leave!
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— Amy Jacobson (@AmyJacobson) November 16,

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