An ethics criticism towards Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, who flew to Texas over the Thanksgiving vacation even after telling his constituents to restrict journey, was dismissed by the state’s Board of Ethics on Wednesday. Board Chairman Joseph Michaels acknowledged that Hancock’s actions angered metropolis residents, who considered it as hypocritical, however stated they didn’t violate town’s code of ethics, The Denver Post reported.TED CRUZ FLEW TO CANCUN WITH FAMILY AMID TEXAS POWER CRISIS”This board definitely doesn’t condone that journey,” he stated. A consultant of the board advised Fox News that they obtain quite a few complaints about elected officers to scrutinize their habits however “until an actionable part of the code is implicated, the board, as a physique, can’t act or actually render an opinion (or assertion) with respect to that conduct.” Hancock flew to Texas over the vacation, rented a automobile and drove to Mississippi to be together with his household whereas sharing messages on social media asking residents to keep away from journey.Minutes earlier than his flight, he launched a tweet warning folks to “Pass the potatoes, not COVID,” and suggested them to “Host digital gatherings as an alternative of in-person dinners” and “Avoid journey, for those who can.”Hancock apologized for the journey after backlash from public well being officers, residents and politicians.Tonia Wilson, a member of Safe and Sound Denver, a gaggle that condemned Hancock for his travels and hypocrisy, filed a criticism towards him on Nov. 28, saying that he disregarded town’s code of ethics. She additionally accused him of utilizing his private safety element and transportation – paid for with tax {dollars} — for personal achieve.AUSTIN MAYOR SAYS FLYING TO CABO IN PRIVATE JET WHILE TELLING COMMUNITY TO STAY HOME WAS ‘LAPSE IN JUDGEMENT'”I remorse my resolution to journey over the Thanksgiving vacation. It was a mistake for which I’ve taken accountability and apologized to the folks of Denver, and whereas it has been alleged that my conduct someway violated Denver’s ethics code, the criticism appears to depend on incorrect information and/or assumptions,” Hancock stated in a written response as requested by the ethics board in January.Michaels on Wednesday stated Hancock didn’t use metropolis sources to buy the ticket for the flight.”As the board has talked about with respect to different complaints, the board is troubled by the allegations and expects all public workers, officers and elected officers to dwell as much as the best normal of moral habits,” he stated in the course of the listening to.   Spokespersons for Hancock and Wilson didn’t reply to Fox News’ requests for feedback. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPThe Associated Press contributed to this report.