After Cuomo Issued Anti-Thanksgiving Order, Local Sheriff Strikes Back With Brutal Response

Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino has responded to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-Thanksgiving edict in a brutal Facebook post, even questioning the constitutionality of the Governor’s order.

Gov. Cuomo has prohibited gatherings larger than 10 people at private residences on Thanksgiving. Local leaders, including the local Albany Sheriff, are standing up to Gov. Cuomo’s rules:

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With regard to the Thanksgiving Executive Order, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office will NOT be enforcing it against our County residents. Frankly, I am not sure it could sustain a Constitutional challenge in Court for several reasons including your house is your castle. And as a Sheriff with a law degree I couldn’t in good faith attempt to defend it Court, so I won’t.

But Sheriff Giardino didn’t stop there:

We have limited resources and we have to set priorities, so obtaining a Search Warrant to enter your home to see how many Turkey or Tofu eaters are present is not a priority. We won’t be doing that… We have three patrols a shift for 500 square miles, monitoring Family Dinners aren’t our priority.

So don’t feel a need to hide cars, cover with leaves or walk 3 blocks so your house doesn’t become a target of the Governors EO.

Sounds like the Sheriff won’t be going door to door and enforcing Cuomo’s rules. and I’m sure local residents appreciate it.

Richmond County Republican Councilman Joe Borelli has also hit back at Gov. Cuomo, mocking these restrictions.


Sounds like people have had enough of Cuomo’s alleged power grabs.

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