California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) announced new lockdown measures, pushing 95% of Californians into the most restrictive “purple” tier. At the same time, California lawmakers are flying to Maui to attend an annual conference at a luxury resort — An event with which Newsom appears to take no issue.
Politico reported: “Roughly 100 people from four states converged at the Fairmont Kea Lani for a four-day legislative conference organized by the Independent Voter Project, said the group’s chair and executive director, Dan Howle.”
Hawaii implemented strict quarantine rules in March 2020, imposing a 14-day quarantine on anyone entering. The only way to avoid the mandatory quarantine is to present a negative COVID-19 test.
Newsom’s latest announcement of stricter COVID lockdowns comes just after the governor was caught violating his own rules. Newsom attended a birthday party at a 5-star restaurant with 12 people present. Current guidelines imposed by Newsom recommend a party of 10 or fewer.
When confronted with his hypocrisy, Newsom apologized, saying, “While the First Partner and I followed the restaurant’s health protocols and took safety precautions, I should have modeled better behavior and not joined the dinner.”
California businesses and citizens are being locked down and told how many people they can see or have in their homes while Gavin Newsom and California lawmakers live it up.
Disgusted Californians are mounting an effort to recall Newsom. They failed to gather enough signatures before the November deadline but were granted an extension of 4 months to collect the over 1.4 million required signatures to force a special election.
According to the California Globe: “…the recall campaign has already collected and verified over 700,000 signed recall petitions. Going forward, they have the momentum of over 5,000 volunteers actively circulating petitions who are now veterans, and they no longer have the distraction of what has been a tumultuous election season.”