Colorado’s Jared Polis posts photo of pit bull at governor’s mansion days after Denver mayor approves ban


The governor of Colorado found himself in an uncomfortable scenario following he posted what his business named a improperly timed tweet pursuing the Denver mayor’s veto of a legislation that would have ended the ban on pit bulls in the city.

Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, posed with a pit bull rescue pet ay the governor’s mansion Sunday night, submitting the photograph on Twitter with the caption: “Freda, a friend’s new pit bull rescue pup, joined us at the governors mansion in Denver tonight (shhhh).”

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The photo prompted fairly the stir as others on social media guessed that Polis was sending a subliminal concept to Mayor Michael Hancock, a Democrat who just days prior to decided not to finish the many years-extensive ban on pit bull ownership in the city, which stemmed from the demise of a 3-yr-previous youngster who was mauled in 1989.

“Wow!!” Hancock tweeted in response to the photo.

Polis then responded with a GIF of Scooby-Doo, the cartoon canine, declaring, “Ruh Roh.”

Hancock mentioned Friday, in a statement defending his to start with veto considering that getting workplace, that he “are not able to, in fantastic conscience” help an ordinance that would enable pet owners to very own a pit bull — even with requirements for them to register, microchip and spay or neuter their dogs — for the reason that of the “serious threat to intense injury that can result from assaults from these particular canine breeds, specifically need to they come about to a boy or girl.”

He ongoing, “If we ended up to make this change now, and harm comes to a person as a final result, then we have performed a disservice to the individuals of this great city.”

Following the eyebrow-increasing tweets, the governor’s office environment explained in a assertion that a family members buddy of Polis experienced just received the pit bull as a pet and introduced it to the governor’s mansion to play with his little ones, who also really like puppies, and the photograph was not supposed to move on the mayor’s final decision.

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“Sad to say, what was meant as a mild-hearted publish came at a sensitive time,” the assertion continued.

Polis, a normal ally of Hancock, explained Monday, “Even if he might not agree with every single area federal government final decision, the mayor and Town Council did what they imagine are the very best point for Denver.”