Isn’t it funny how Democrats keep getting caught violating the COVID-19 rules that they want the rest of us to live by?
A few weeks back, Nancy Pelosi was caught going to a salon to get her hair done. Gretchen Whitmer’s husband launched his boat in violation of his wife’s rules, and there are other examples.
Now Governor Gavin Newsom of California has been caught breaking his own rules by attending a party.
The Associated Press reports, via Yahoo News:
California governor went to party, violated own virus rules
For months, Gov. Gavin Newsom has pleaded with Californians to resist the temptation to socialize with friends and relatives outside their household. Turns out, he’s the one who couldn’t resist.
Newsom acknowledged Friday he attended a birthday party with a dozen friends on Nov. 6 at the posh French Laundry restaurant in wine country north of San Francisco.
“While our family followed the restaurant’s health protocols and took safety precautions, we should have modeled better behavior and not joined the dinner,” he said in a statement.
His choice to do so could harm his credibility and alter his messaging as the state of nearly 40 million enters a critical holiday stretch with virus cases surging and health officials blaming the increase on social gatherings.
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor of public policy communication at the University of Southern California, noted people across the state have been canceling birthday parties, funerals and other important events to abide by the rules. Now, if Newsom tries to tighten the rules again, he may have lost some credibility.
“This was totally unnecessary, he didn’t have to do this,” she said.
These liberal authoritarians don’t want to live by their own rules.
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 type of gathering his administration has discouraged during the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/rB29C15qys
— Alexei Koseff (@akoseff) November 13, 2020
Gavin Newsom attended a private birthday party with at least 12 other people from multiple different households but he doesn't want Californians holding thanksgiving with their families.
Typical Democrat: Rules for thee but not for me.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 14, 2020
How much longer are people going to put up with this?