There’s nothing quite like being told to “Do as I say, not as I do.” It’s the ultimate level of hypocrisy, and we shouldn’t even be surprised that it’s coming from a Democrat.
Governor Gavin Newsom of California has been going on and on about the restrictions. He’s told everyone to avoid gathering indoors because it can lead to spreading COVID-19. He claims that it’s the only way to get the curve to go down.
Well, why is it that he can’t seem to take his own advice?
It has just come out that Newsom attended a birthday party on November 6. It was held indoors, and at least a dozen people were in attendance. So, how is it that he’s able to attend these things while others cannot?
This is starting to sound a lot like Pelosi’s visit to the hair salon a few months ago. The entire state couldn’t go to hair salons, but she used her political position to get in – and then proceeded not to wear a mask.
At least Newsom apologized. He didn’t claim it was a setup like Pelosi had.
Newsom’s statement said that he and his family followed the health protocols of the restaurant but that they “should have modeled better behavior and not joined the dinner.”
Well, he’s right about that. He shouldn’t have.
In many states where there are crackdowns, most people wouldn’t even be able to get a restaurant to accommodate a table for 12. Many are limiting the seating to six – and even then, another table of six would be at least six feet away.
EXCLUSIVE: We've obtained photos of Governor Gavin Newsom at the Napa dinner party he's in hot water over. The photos call into question just how outdoors the dinner was. A witness who took photos tells us his group was so loud, the sliding doors had to be closed. 10pm on @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/gtOVEwa864
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 18, 2020
Apparently, if you’re the governor of the state, the rules don’t apply.
Countless people across California would have loved to go to a birthday party and be able to see people outside of their own household.
When Newsom attended the dinner, he violated at least two of the rules that he himself set in motion for the coronavirus – one, attending an indoor party (the venue for the birthday party was the French Laundry, a posh restaurant in wine country) and two, interacting with members outside of his household.
It must be good to be king.
An apology isn’t what people want to hear. They want to see a governor who is capable of leading by example. Californians are already stuck with a Representative who continues to break the state’s restrictions as she sees fit. Pelosi isn’t making any friends – and now it seems that Newsom has decided to follow her example.
If we’re going to improve the curve and we’re going to be faced with ridiculous restrictions on the way that we live our lives, is it too much to ask that the politicians follow their own rules?
The photos of the dinner party have surfaced, too. Close distances to chat and no masks in sight. Nice protocols in place…
Newsom’s representatives declined to identify how many households were represented at the party, but they didn’t dispute that there were more than the three specified in California COVID restrictions.
“I need to preach and practice, not just preach.”
Yes, you do. Meanwhile, 41 of the 51 counties across California have been placed on the strictest of the four-tier system based on the infection rates and cases that are present. The cases have doubled over the past two weeks – and that’s the fastest spread since COVID first showed up in the state last spring.
If the governor is incapable of setting an example, what hope do we have of anyone else following? It comes back to a clip where Dr. Fauci of the CDC says that he doesn’t really see Americans being able to follow the advice of anyone.
So, while countless Americans want to blame Trump for the way in which he handled the pandemic, many need to take a close look at what the Dems of California are doing. It’s hardly the example that needs to be set right now.