California Gov Caught Attending Party, Violating His Own COVID Order
Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom caught attending lavish birthday bash
California's Democrat governor, Gavin Newsom, has been caught attending a party last week that violated his own COVID-19 lockdown order.
The CA government’s guidelines limit the number of people who can attend a social gathering during the coronavirus pandemic.
However, Gov. Newsom was seen joining the celebrations at a birthday party for one of his elitist associates.
The San Francisco Chronicle noted Friday that Newsom attended the party for one of his political advisers last week that included people from several households.
It was the exact type of gathering his administration has discouraged during the coronavirus pandemic.
The dinner took place on the night of November 6 at the famed French Laundry in Yountville in Napa County and brought together at least 12 people to celebrate the 50th birthday of Jason Kinney, a longtime friend and political adviser to Newsom.
Kinney is also a partner at the lobbying firm Axiom Advisors.
In addition to the governor, his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, was in attendance.
State guidelines limit gatherings, defined as “social situations that bring together people from different households at the same time in a single space or place,” to no more than three households.
Representatives for Kinney and Newsom declined to specify how many households the diners represented but did not dispute that it was more than three.
Newsom later told the paper: “While our family followed the restaurant’s health protocols and took safety precautions, we should have modeled better behavior and not joined the dinner.”
On Friday, the state issued guidelines for the Thanksgiving holiday, limiting gatherings to no more than two households.
Meanwhile, other Democrat-led states and cities have started issuing draconian lockdown measures.
In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered residents to "cancel Thanksgiving plans" as the city goes into lockdown on Monday.
Mayor Lightfoot is facing intense backlash when her order came just days after she joined large crowds celebrating the media's claims of election "victory" for Democrat nominee Joe Biden.
The Windy City's top Democrat announced the 30-day stay-at-home rules amid national spikes of coronavirus cases.
The order calls on all Chicagoans to: "Stay home unless for essential reasons, Stop having guests over — including family members you do not live with, Avoid non-essential travel, Cancel traditional Thanksgiving plans," Lightfoot summarized on Twitter.
But just last Saturday, she was seen maskless while touting the projected victory of Joe Biden in a video she shared on her Twitter account.
The video shows a mask dangling from one of Lightfoot's ears as the people surrounding her are failing to practice social distancing guidelines.