Governor and Mrs. Newsom addressed an indoor birthday party Nov. 6 at The French Laundry restaurant with various households without wearing face masks or social distancing. Instead of quarantining following the party, the governor went about as usual in public for two weeks.
Newsom continually displays “do as I say, not as I do,” rather than leading by example. He has directed the 40 million residents of California to limit Thanksgiving “gatherings” to just three families or 10 people for no more than 2 hours, take the dinner outside, use disposable dishes and utensils, wear masks, and frequently sanitize – no singing, no shouting, and no wind instruments.
The recall campaign was handed a new life after a judge last week allowed conservative activists a 120-day extension, until March 17, to continue gathering recall signatures.
The campaign is backed by a committee, Rescue California, which is managed up by former California GOP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro, who explained the court ruling as a possible "game-changer."
"It makes all the difference in the world for us," said Del Beccaro. “So now we have an extended life, and we’re not competing with the [presidential] election anymore."
The activists wish to gain on Newsom's latest trip through the outbreak, which urged him to avoid reporters for a week despite an increase in coronavirus cases, the paper reported.
The French Laundry outing seemed to violate the coronavirus restrictions Newsom has implemented on the state. In addition to the blunder, Newsom was further judged for sending his kids to in-person private school.
Rescue California Co-Chair Tony Krvaric said the new PAC was built "with the right people to recall Governor Gavin Newsom, holding him accountable for his erratic leadership and stunning hypocrisy in this crisis." California Republicans happily helped to recall Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, as voters replaced him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger back in 2003. "Californians deserve better and we invite everyone to join in this effort," Krvaric added.
Still, organizers would need to get nearly 1.5 million legitimate signatures to obtain the recall, which some have described as impossible. The governor and his family are now quarantining due to potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. At least one of his children may have been exposed to COVID-19 school in Sacramento after a classmate tested positive for the virus.
Newman has launched a 10:00 PM curfew on the state, and is still reminding everyone to “always wash your hands and minimize mixing.”