President Donald Trump has had a fondness for referring to a large swath of his opponents as the “do-nothing Democrats”, but recent behavior would suggest that perhaps a better nickname would be the “do as I say, not as I do Democrats”.
It was only a few short weeks ago that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was raked over the metaphorical media coals over her decision to break the San Francisco rule about not entering a hair salon, after she was photographed walking mask-less through just such an establishment during a shampoo and style appointment. Pelosi would go on to insist that it was a “set-up”, as if the salon owner was some sort of mobster figure hoping to damage Pelosi’s credibility.
Now it’s the Governor of California who has some explaining to do, as he was spotted dining luxuriously, and allegedly dangerously, this week.
New photos of a birthday party attended by California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife at an upscale restaurant in the wine country earlier this month appeared to show an unmasked group eating shoulder-to-shoulder indoors, according to a report.
The photos, obtained by FOX 11 in Los Angeles, were taken by a witness who told reporter Bill Melugin the governor’s group was being so loud the open sliding glass doors near where they were seated had to be closed.
The photos were soon circulating on social media.
EXCLUSIVE: We've obtained photos of Governor Gavin Newsom at the Napa dinner party he's in hot water over. The photos call into question just how outdoors the dinner was. A witness who took photos tells us his group was so loud, the sliding doors had to be closed. 10pm on @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/gtOVEwa864
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 18, 2020
Newsom eked out a meager apology.
Newsom apologized Monday over the party after he received backlash over it, saying he made a “bad mistake.”
“I should have stood up and … drove back to my house…The spirit of what I’m preaching all the time was contradicted,” he said.
The Governor reiterated: “ I need to preach and practice, not just preach”.
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