The Sacramento Bee editorial board ripped into Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) after it was reported that he attended a multi-family dinner in early November, the kind of event he has encouraged Californians to avoid amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
In the Saturday editorial, the board accused Newsom of engaging in “layers of bad judgement,” pointing to the exorbitant cost of the meal — typically hundreds of dollars per person — and the fact that the event was a birthday dinner for an adviser who is also a partner at a lobbying firm.
Finally, there’s the stunning hypocrisy. Newsom and the First Partner eschewed state public health guidelines to dine with friends at a time when the governor has asked families to scale back Thanksgiving plans. News of Newsom’s fancy feast spread like wildfire on social media and was trending on Twitter Friday afternoon.
Newsom’s haute cuisine hypocrisy is a disaster for the state’s efforts to get Californians to understand