Several Democrat governors and politicians have come under fire in recent weeks for suggesting harsh restrictions regarding family gatherings for Thanksgiving and other events where people traditionally get together, all in the name of helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
One of those Democrats who discouraged family dinners is California Governor Gavin Newsom. According to Fox News, Newsom is currently being dragged in the media after it was revealed that he recently attended a birthday party which reportedly involved more than a dozen attendees.
Making matters worse for the controversial California governor is the fact that due to increased pressure, he later admitted in a statement that he knew better and should have made efforts to provide a better example to residents of his state after just telling them that dinner gatherings were not allowed.
“While our family followed the restaurant’s health protocols and took safety precautions, we should have modeled better behavior and not joined the dinner,” Newsom said.
According to Fox News, His statement apparently wasn’t suffice for the editorial board of the widely-read Sacramento Bee newspaper. In a brutal editorial covering Newsom’s hypocrisy, the newspaper held absolutely nothing back.
“We certainly hope Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, enjoyed their dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant on Nov. 6. Because it will end up costing a lot more than $700 in terms of damage to Newsom’s credibility in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the paper wrote.
“Nothing will launder the stain of stupidity from his reputation after this ill-conceived outing,” it added.
Adding to their attack on Newsom, the paper explained that it’s already a bad look for a politician at his level to attend such a lavish, $350-per-plate dinner to honor a lobbyist while hard-working Americans are struggling to make ends meet and during a time in which the state is currently experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases.
“If Newsom can’t get his head into the game, perhaps he should make this governor thing a one-term affair and leave the job open for someone with a desire to lead,” the paper’s editorial board wrote.
For probably the first time ever, we couldn’t possibly agree more with the newspaper.