This last weekend, Gavin Newsom was spotted enjoying the Rams victory over the San Francisco 49ers. There was only one problem: California’s Governor was seen not wearing a mask while enjoying the game in a luxury box. California has some of the most stringent limits in place for its COVID response, but this is yet another case of ‘rules for thee, but not for me.’ Unfortunately for Newsom, this is not the first time he has been in hot water flaunting the rules.
In 2020, Gavin Newsom was photographed at the expensive restaurant French Laundry in Yountville, California, without a mask and not following COVID protocols. The ensuing outcry was a driving force behind the failed recall election that followed. No one should be surprised that Newsom did it again. Once a mandate flouter, always a mandate flouter, as they say.
One user on Twitter was especially nonplussed, sarcastically trying to get “Gavin Newsom Challenge” trending.
Gavin Newsom is standing next to the immune-compromised Magic Johnson in the photo. Isn’t the whole reason for mask mandates is to protect people like Magic Johnson? Can you not see the fear in Magic Johnson’s eyes at the vector of disease standing without a mask beside him? SoFi Stadium can hold up to 100,000 fans. Is it some magical place where no one person has COVID? Hypocrisy protects you from sickness.
Looks like Nancy Pelosi is deploying the hypocrisy vaccine as well:
For the first time in our history, the adults in charge transfer the danger to the children. By the numbers, a population is at an almost zero chance of dying from COVID. Children’s mental health is plummeting during the pandemic. Do you trust it has anything to do with forcing our children to wear masks in school for hours on end? How about making them eat outside in freezing temperatures because of fear?
The State of California is stuck with Gavin Newsom. What excuse do the other 49 states have?