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California Governor Gavin Newsom was spotted dining with a large group at a high-end gourmet restaurant several days ago. Among the guests at this party were members of the California Medical Association (CMA). Since Newsom and the CMA have pushed for COVID-19 restrictions that have hurt many California restaurants, many have called out the governor for his hypocritical behavior.
Newsom issued an apology in which he stated his actions went against the spirit of what he has been preaching and that he needs to practice what he preaches.
Gov. Gavin Newsom apologizes for attending party at French Laundry: "We're all human. We all fall short sometimes." pic.twitter.com/GPegzxt0dl
— The Hill (@thehill) November 17, 2020
So, there is concern over hypocrisy. There is concern over appearances. What is no one concerned about? Is anyone concerned about Newsom’s health? If we are to believe that all of these restrictions are in place to keep people healthy, then when people do not follow those rules, doesn’t that mean they are taking a serious health risk?
Yet, no one cares about the health of anyone at this party. Why not? Are the COVID restrictions in place to save lives or are they there as a way to pretend to care? Governors can’t fix this virus. How many times have we heard politicians say, “Well, we have to do something,” when they don’t have any useful solutions at hand? Are the lockdowns and restrictions about safety or just an elaborate COVID theater set up to pretend that we care? The virus is real but shouldn’t businesses and individuals decide what is and is not worth the risk? Governor Newsom, you enjoyed a nice night out. Give others the chance to do the same.Published in