From Fox News:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom appeared indoors at a restaurant in a county where indoor dining is not allowed, but the governor’s office has said he did not dine at the restaurant.
He was there to meet with the restaurant’s owners, who received a relief grant, Newsom spokesperson Daniel Lopez told Fox News.
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Newsom posted a video to his TikTok account with celebrity George Lopez talking about where to look for coronavirus vaccine eligibility. Newsom and Lopez were in Fresno, Calif., and are inside Los Amigos restaurant.
Fresno is in the most restrictive purple tier, which does not allow for indoor dining.
Newsom’s competitor should the recall race succeed, Kevin Faulconer, hit the governor for even appearing in a restaurant when others in the county aren’t allowed to do so.
“Gavin Newsom continues to show that he’s nothing but an incompetent elitist who could care less about California families,” John Burke, communications director for Kevin Faulconer for Governor, said in a statement to Fox News. “His failures have crippled our state’s economy and upended the lives of millions of families. We’re going to recall him and begin a California comeback to get our state on track.”
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BUSTED: Newsom Apologizes After Caught Attending Friend’s 50th Birthday Party in Napa Valley
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an apology to the residents of his state this week after he was caught celebrating a friend’s 50th birthday party at a restaurant in Napa Valley.
“A few weeks ago, I was asked to go to a friend’s 50th birthday… A friend I’ve known for almost 20 years. It was in Napa… It was an outdoor restaurant. The program started at 4 o’clock, I got there a little late… I made a bad mistake. Instead of sitting down, I should have stood up and drove back to my house,” said Newsom.
“Instead, I chose to sit there… I want to apologize to you. I need to preach and practice. I’ve done my best to do that. We’re all human, we all fall short sometimes,” he added.
Watch Newsom’s apology above.
CAN’T MAKE THIS UP: Guests at Newsom’s Dinner Identified as Officials from California Medical Association
The backlash against California Gavin Newsom grew even worse Wednesday after two guests at his infamous Napa Valley dinner party were identified as officials from the powerful California Medical Association.
“California Medical Association officials were among the guests seated next to Gov. Gavin Newsom at a top California political operative’s opulent birthday dinner at the French Laundry restaurant this month,” reports Politico.
“As a result of these photos we obtained, two of the people at the Napa dinner with Governor Newsom have been identified as the CEO and a top lobbyist of the powerful CA Medical Association,” reports Fox LA’s Bill Melugin.
UPDATE: As a result of these photos we obtained, two of the people at the Napa dinner with Governor Newsom have been identified as the CEO and a top lobbyist of the powerful CA Medical Association.
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“CEO Dustin Corcoran and top CMA lobbyist Janus Norman both joined the dinner at the French Laundry, an elite Napa fine dining restaurant, to celebrate the 50th birthday of lobbyist and longtime Newsom adviser Jason Kinney, a representative of the powerful interest group confirmed Wednesday morning,” adds the website.
Read the full report at Politico.