Mayor Blindsided By Georgia Governor’s Order To Reopen Businesses | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

Mayor Blindsided By Georgia Governor's Order To Reopen Businesses | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC 1


Savannah Mayor Van Johnson (D) tells Andrea Mitchell "we were absolutely blindsided" by order from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) to begin reopening businesses as early as this week. "We realize here in Georgia that we were still increasing cases daily," Johnson says. "Certainly we were not prepared for this." Aired on 4/22/2020.
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Mayor Blindsided By Georgia Governor's Order To Reopen Businesses | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

94 Comments on "Mayor Blindsided By Georgia Governor’s Order To Reopen Businesses | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC"

  1. Ronda Leistiko | April 22, 2020 at 2:41 PM | Reply

    As a responsible business owner you don’t have to open. Stay home your hairdresser is.

    • Apex Predator | April 22, 2020 at 6:09 PM | Reply

      Yeah yeah, don’t come outside until you’re able to get your hair did. That’s how you judge when things are OK.

    • @Ronda Leistiko Good, the weak people should decently stay home or retire.

    • @Ronda Leistiko Gave up on your staff, You’re a real leader. Thanks god your time is up.

    • Ronda Leistiko So you are shutting your business down and firing 10 employees? Hope it was worth it

    • Ronda Leistiko | April 22, 2020 at 8:02 PM | Reply

      @MrJr yep that’s what I did except they leased station’s and nail table’s from me I freed them of their lease. There happy they have their client’s names and numbers.

  2. Governor has a racist agenda.

  3. I don’t live in Georgia but this may be the reason to prevent people from claiming unemployment.

    • Jeanine Morgan | April 22, 2020 at 7:52 PM | Reply

      Nobody has claimed anything in Texas ……6 weeks and still waiting

    • USS Pandumbic you’re not allowed to vote twice…… the only natural thing is to take your name off one voter roll……..and put it on another……….the victim olympics is strong in you

    • USS Pandumbic | April 22, 2020 at 8:36 PM | Reply

      @Ralph Sims – Really? Better tell that to the Republicans since it appears that whenever there’s any kind of voter fraud, it’s perpetrated by their ilk.

      BTW, WTF is up with random over use of Ellipses? Are you being paid to use them or what?

    • USS Pandumbic OR the media misled you and made you believe that these types of actions are illegal and not good regular practice.

    • Ralph Sims Are you white?

  4. Mike Caldwell | April 22, 2020 at 3:05 PM | Reply

    This administration keeps making one bad decision after another. The majority of the country doesn’t agree with this BS!

  5. Joanne Black | April 22, 2020 at 3:39 PM | Reply

    This administration is criminally inept.

  6. Chris Robinson | April 22, 2020 at 3:51 PM | Reply

    Didn’t this governor just find out that you don’t have to have symptoms to be infected? Wtf?

  7. David Duvall | April 22, 2020 at 4:01 PM | Reply

    Savannah Mayor Van Johnson has my respect and my prayers!

  8. Birx and Fauci have to constantly tip-toe and hint or Dump will scold them for being straight forward.

  9. Jason Kennedy | April 22, 2020 at 4:45 PM | Reply

    Kemp turned Georgia into a coal mine…& us into the canary.

  10. In the UK we’ve hit the peak. That’s not the beginning of the end it’s the end of the beginning. We cant rest on our laurels. Its crazy to me that people want to open up nail bars, hairdressers or have a massage! I totally get that people need to work but theres no economy if theres no healthy people.

  11. LaVerne Coleman | April 22, 2020 at 5:18 PM | Reply

    Using people as lab 🐀 rats. Never would l travel to a hair salon, nail shop, or movie during this time. Is this governor freakin crazy 😤

  12. Why would a governor decide this reopening without talking to any mayors of his state? Even if you do it, doesn’t it make sense to have some plan with the other leaders of your state?

    • the black communities can stay closed, i think the white areas will reopen so everybody is happy

    • I think someone is paying or forcing them to do this. My own governor is trying to force reopening. Meanwhile the mayors aren’t reopening.

  13. America, where money means more then people’s lives 🤦‍♂️🐑🦠😷

  14. As an outsider looking in, you don’t appear to be the “United ” states of anything.

  15. Crystal Nguyen | April 22, 2020 at 6:14 PM | Reply

    Yeah lady from the White House.. if you really think Georgians know how to self distance then take a trip to Walmart and see just how social distancing works the GA way!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Nunya D. Biz | April 22, 2020 at 7:50 PM | Reply

      @BlackWolf Rage What’s that supposed to mean?
      Democrats don’t like lakes and bonfires?

    • Bellicose Ataraxia | April 23, 2020 at 12:22 AM | Reply

      @Keith Bardwell most of us do not wear masks

    • Straightoutofchiraq | April 24, 2020 at 12:17 AM | Reply

      Panola rd!

    • @Uck Fe Ou Ye Why call people who want to stay safe communists? I don’t like being locked down but I recognize why businesses are closed and people are encouraged to stay in until this situation stabilizes or ends.

    • Stephanie Hall | April 26, 2020 at 8:51 PM | Reply

      @Uck Fe Ou Ye People are killing me talking about Right !!!! You have a right to Die your way ,Same for your entire family ,when you get Sick ,your child ,your mother ,DO NOT seek medical help, you have NO RIGHT to place others in danger ,please Buy a heavy duty shovel ,and I hope you have insurance ,it would beLow for your people to set up a Go Fund Me account ,Go Home !!! watch your relative Die and Remember it was your Right !!!

  16. This mayor looks tired. I would be too if I had to deal with a governor like that all the time

    • @Arthur Walker Rule of Law??? Actually, the governor said he’s not forcing businesses to reopen. They have a choice. While I think his decision to reopen the state is dangerous, illogical, & greed-driven, business owners aren’t bound by law to reopen. Therefore, the mayors aren’t breaking any laws by advising against it.

    • @Arthur Walker BTW, it’s interesting that you pretend to know anything about this mayor’s personal life. 🤔 Maybe YOU have an “agenda”. 👀

    • Tenna Jones | May 5, 2020 at 7:02 PM | Reply

      @Arthur Walker maybe he doesn’t agree to reopen all the way in his state right now is kinda dangerous

    • Arthur Walker | May 6, 2020 at 7:53 AM | Reply

      stay in your homes them. When you run out of money and food don’t loot, go knock on the door of this mayor and ask him for food.

    • Frostbite38 | May 6, 2020 at 10:45 AM | Reply

      @Arthur Walker oh silly man, you live in the country with one if if not the largest economy in the world but yet you don’t think that your government is capable of taking care of you. Especially during a pandemic.

  17. I’m praying for Georgia.

  18. What good is LIVELIHOOD IF YOU’RE DEAD?🤤💨🤪

  19. Savannah M. Laurentian | April 22, 2020 at 7:15 PM | Reply

    Any person, including governors that want wreckless reopening should sign a form saying they will not expect heroic first responders to waste precious resources on them when they get covid. There. Idiots solved.

  20. I choose LIFE and being unemployed; I’m staying home to protect my family.

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