“Our hotels are answering the call to action, and they want to be helpful to the city and the state.”
Rick: Reporters ought to accept the fact that they are not the news. The public official making comments on a newsworthy topic is the news. Opinion and commentary after the event is always welcome, but trying to make partisan points through unanswerable questions during a live event are not. Ask for facts - if they exist, but don't make accusations based on limited information.