Las Vegas Mayor Denounced By NV Governor After Clash with Anderson Cooper

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) is pushing back against Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s reopening plans following her interview on CNN.

Hours after Goodman appeared on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Sisolak appeared on the show to weigh in on the discussion. Despite Goodman’s eagerness to reopen, Sisolak suggested otherwise, noting the state’s most recent death toll spike on Wednesday.

“We are clearly not ready to open,” Sisolak said. “We have, sadly, since you did that interview, we now have 187 deaths in the state of Nevada, but over 4,100 positive cases. I will not allow the citizens of Nevada, our Nevadans to be used as a control group, placebo, whatever she wants to call that. I will not allow that.”

He added, “I can tell you our largest trade union on the strip, culinary union 226 lost 11 members. They lost 11 members to COVID-19 already. I’m going to do everything I can to make sure they don’t lose 11 more.”

See Sisolak’s remarks below:

Sisolak’s remarks came shortly after Goodman’s intense exchange with Cooper. Despite the continued rise in coronavirus, the Las Vegas mayor adamantly insists it is time to reopen.

Claiming that the state had an estimated 150 coronavirus-related deaths out of a population of 2.3 million people in Southern Nevada, Goodman shared her desire to reopen the city and its main tourist attractions — namely hotels, casinos, and stadiums.

She also argued that a control group would be needed to develop more statistics on the virus.

“How do you know until we have a control group? We offered to be a control group. Anybody who knows anything about statistic knows that, for instance, you have a vaccine, you give a real vaccine.”

Cooper interrupted and asked for clarity saying, “You’re offering for the citizens of Las Vegas to be a control group to see if your theory on social distancing works or doesn’t work.”

Goodman called Cooper’s remark “wrong” but admitted that she did offer but was turned down.

See the exchange below:

During the interview, Goodman also delcared, “This isn’t China, this is Las Vegas,” in defending her desire to reopen parts of the state’s economy. Cooper quickly responded, “Wow, that’s really ignorant.”

As of Thursday morning, the state of Nevada has more than 4,000 positive coronavirus cases and a death toll of 187.

Responses

  1. “Cooper quickly responded, “Wow, that’s really ignorant.” WHO REALLY WAS THE IGNORANT ONE HERE?

    1. Maybe anderson needs to take the cock out of his ass or mouth BEFORE commenting?

  2. “Claiming that the state had an estimated 150 coronavirus-related deaths out of a population of 2.3 million”. Meaghan, DON’T EVER use the word “claiming” without providing EVIDENCE to the contrary. Did you graduate from the alex thomas school of journalism? Looks like you DID.

    “As of Thursday morning, the state of Nevada has more than 4,000 positive coronavirus cases and a death toll of 187.” Do the math, meaghan, or do you need help? I KNOW contusion does as evidenced by ANOTHER STUPID COMMENT from her.

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