Rich Pedroncelli – Pool / APCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom removes his face mask before giving an update during a visit to Pittsburg, California, on June 20, 2020. (Rich Pedroncelli – Pool / AP)
By Jack Davis
Published November 13, 2020 at 7:16pm
Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom is now saying he made a mistake by attending a Nov. 6 birthday party in Napa that appears to have violated state COVID-19 rules.
The about-face came after aides initially defended the governor, who has imposed aggressive lockdowns around the state and recently castigated state residents for not following the rules.
As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, went to a restaurant for a 50th birthday party for Jason Kinney, one of the governor’s political advisers.
Gov. @GavinNewsom attended a birthday dinner for one of his political advisers last week with at least a dozen people from several different households, the