Gov Newsom Caught Violating His Own COVID-19 Order Again as New Photos Emerge
Democratic California Governor is caught violating coronavirus guidelines
California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has been caught “allegedly eating at the French Laundry restaurant” and failing to adhere to coronavirus health guidelines, according to exclusive photos obtained by FOX 11 News in Los Angeles.
Investigative reporter Bill Melugin tweeted:
“We checked the metadata on the photos to confirm legitimacy."
“Taken at 11/6/2020 at 6:20 pm with the location tag at The French Laundry.”
A woman who was said to be at the ritzy restaurant on the evening of November 6, witnessed the governor ignoring protocols before late providing photos.
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
“It was a very large group of people, shoulder to shoulder, something he’s always telling us not to do,” the woman told FOX during a telephone interview.
“It was a bit annoying, for sure.”
Earlier this week, Neon Nettle reported Newsom was also caught attending a party 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.
But Newsom joined 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.
After Newsom apologized for making “a bad mistake," arguing the dinner taking place at an “outdoor restaurant," FOX 11 report noted that “the photo appears to show the dinner being mostly indoors with sliding glass doors opened up for air.”
According to an anonymous source, the sliding doors were closed at one point due to noise complaints about the group.
But a spokesperson for Mr. Kinney said:
“The guests and the restaurant followed all applicable state and county public health guidance.
"The guests specifically required outdoor seating.
"And that’s outdoor seating, as confirmed and provided by the restaurant.”
Newsom’s office referred FOX 11 to his previous apology when asked to comment on the photos.
“As soon as I sat down at the outside table, I realized it was a larger group than I had anticipated,” Newsom said on Monday.
“Instead of sitting down, I should have stood up and walked back to my car and drove back to my house.”
“The spirit of what I’m preaching all of the time was contradicted, and I’ve got to own that,” he continued.
“I need to preach and practice, not just preach and not practice.
"And I’ve done my best to do that. We’re all human; we all fall short sometimes.”