November 17, 2020
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has apologized for attending a 12-person birthday party, which went against his own coronavirus guidelines, after accusations of being a hypocrite. This is amid surging virus cases in his state and across the rest of the country and new restrictions that have been introduced. According to the San Fransisco Chronicle, the party two weeks ago was for his advisor Jason Kinney.
At a Monday press conference, the governor told reporters in his apology that “We’re all human. We all fall short sometimes.”
In explaining the situation, Newsom said that he was invited to a close friend’s 50th birthday party that occurred at a restaurant in an outdoor setting in Napa County, which he mentioned “was in the ‘orange’ status, relatively loose compared to some other counties.”
When Newsom and his wife arrived later than some of the other guests to the restaurant, however, there were more guests than he had anticipated. “As