California Governor Newsom is considered a statewide curfew after coronavirus cases surge.
Newsom – who recently attended a maskless party – said, “We also are considering – full disclosure and a little bit of a preview – the notion of a curfew,” Newsom said at a press conference. “Before you jump in terms of your mindset of whether that’s a good idea or a bad idea, we are assessing that as well.”
Newsom explained that his team is looking at studies from France, Germany, and Saudi Arabia on the “efficacy of their strategies as it relates to curfews.”
Under Newsom’s latest restrictions restaurants, movie theaters, and churches are to close entirely. Retail stores will be allowed to remain open at 25%.
Newsom’s announcement comes after California State lawmakers were caught basking in the sun during a retreat to Hawaii.
Lobbyists and lawmakers descended upon the shores of Maui to a luxury resort hosted by the Independent Voter Project.
“It really doesn’t matter where you’re coming from as long as you have a negative Covid test before you arrive here,” said Dan Howle, Independent Voter Project executive director.
The four-day conference is taking place at the Fairmont Kea Lani where rooms start at $600 a month. The event is to provide “a setting, away from the Capitol, for elected officials and a diverse group of industry experts to consider policy matters in a nonpartisan manner.”
All of the lawmakers that attended the retreat didn’t pay a dime either, all expenses including airfare were paid for by the Independent Voter Project.
Newsom also just got caught attending a dinner party honoring a lobbyist. On November 6th he and his wife attended an upscale dinner party in Napa Valley. The Sacramento Bee editorial board blasted the Governor: “[T]his is a bad look for an elected official at any time, but especially during a pandemic that has claimed more than 18,000 lives in California and devastated the state’s economy.”
Written by November 17, 2020–