By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Gov. Mark Gordon on Thursday raised some questions about travel advisories issued by the mayor of Washington, D.C., against a number of states led by Republican governors that were in place when he visited Washington, D.C. this week.
In his coronavirus update, Gordon noted that the Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued travel advisories against 31 states, most of which, like Wyoming, are Republican-led.
The advisory requires anyone traveling from or returning to Washington, D.C., to self-quaratine for two weeks after participating in non-essential travel.
Other states on the list include South Dakota, Utah and Nebraska.
Gordon pointed out that many of the states on the list (including Wyoming and South Dakota) have relatively low coronavirus case counts compared to California or New York, both states led by Democratic governors which are not on the list even though both have significantly higher case and population counts.
“I was wondering [after seeing the list] if the virus the mayor was worried about was Republicanism and fiscal responsibility or if they were really talking about the [corona]virus,” Gordon joked.
The governor joined U.S. Sen. John Barrasso in the nation’s capital this week to call for updates to the federal Endangered Species Act.