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Mayor builds a "Wall of Shame", seeks retaliation for businesses re-opening

Added 06-30-20 08:35:03am EST - “"I said in the early part of May that we were opening too soon. "” -


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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is not a man who approves of walls. He is a critic of President Trump’s efforts to build a wall at the southern border. But, when it comes to acting on his own frustration with business owners who don’t abide by Governor Abbott’s orders on mitigating the coronavirus outbreak, suddenly he builds his own wall. It is a Wall of Shame.

Turner is doing some retaliation against businesses who are not following the rules and may be contributing to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Houston. He’s having an “I told you so” moment about the governor’s schedule for re-opening the state. Because of the spike in positivity, combined with the sound of alarm that is coming from the public health experts at the Texas Medical Center, Governor Abbott is having second thoughts about the pace of re-opening in Texas. Just four days ago, he moved to shut down all the bars in the hot spot cities, though he left dine-in restaurants open and allowed to be at 50% occupancy.

The reactions to the re-opening of Texas, like everything in 2020, fell along political party lines. Democrats are content for businesses to remain closed for months to come. Republicans like Governor Abbott understand the necessity of businesses opening back up, slowly and responsibility. Last weekend, a crowded club was outed on social media for violating Abbott’s guidelines. Mayor Turner is putting his Wall of Shame to work now. He spoke about it Monday during a press briefing.

During a press conference Monday afternoon, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced he placed three businesses on his “Wall of Shame.”

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