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The Governor of Colorado found himself in a predicament after he posted his office, a poorly timed tweet called out to the Denver mayor’s veto of a bill that would have ended the ban on Pitbulls in the city.
Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, introduced with a pit bull rescue pup ay of the governor’s mansion Sunday night, posting the photo on Twitter with the caption: “Freda, a friend of the new pit bull rescue pup, joined us at the Governor’s mansion in Denver tonight (sssh).”
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The photo caused a lot of excitement, as with other social media thought that the Polis was sending a subliminal message to mayor Michael Hancock, a Democrat, decided only a few days earlier, not to an end of the decades-long ban on pit-bull owners in the city, which resulted in the death of a 3-year-old child, was mauled in 1989.
“Wow!!” Hancock in response to the photo.
Polis replied with a GIF of Scooby-Doo, the cartoon dog, and said: “Ruh Roh.”
Hancock said Friday in a statement defending his first veto since taking office that he “support with a good conscience,” a regulation that would allow the owner to register a pit bull, despite the requirements for them, micro-chip and spay or neuter their dogs-because it breeds the “real danger, leading to serious injuries, as a result of attacks from this particular dog, especially if you are just a child.”
He continued, “If we make this change, and to damage someone as a result, we have done a disservice to the people in this great city.”
After the eyebrow-raising tweets, the Governor’s office said in a statement that a friend of the family of the Polis had just the pit bull as a puppy and brought it into the governor’s mansion to play with his children, the puppies also love, and the photo was not intended to step on the mayor’s decision.
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“Unfortunately, what was meant as a light-hearted post came at a sensitive time,” the statement continued.
Polis, a usual ally of Hancock, said on Monday, “Even if he did not perhaps agree with every local government decision-making, the mayor and Council of the city, what do you think are the best thing for Denver.”