California Governor Apologises for Breaching his Own Covid-19 Lockdown Rules

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Breitbart; More evidence strict Covid-19 lockdown rules do not apply to Democrats.

FOX 11 obtains exclusive photos of Gov. Newsom at French restaurant allegedly not following COVID-19 protocols

LOS ANGELES – FOX 11 obtained exclusive photos on Tuesday night of Governor Gavin Newsom  allegedly eating at the French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, California at a dinner party he attended on November 6 not following his own COVID-19 protocols he set forth for the state.

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This is the latest in a series of recent embarrassing cases of high profile Democrats apparently acting in a way which contradicts their public position on the need for strict Covid-19 lockdowns.

Governor Newsom apparently suggested that the dinner event at which he violated his own Covid-19 lockdown rules was an outdoor event. The risk of Covid-19 transmission is substantially reduced in the open air.

But the photos obtained by Fox seem to suggest the dinner guests were surrounded by four walls and a ceiling, at least for part of the evening.

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Joel O'Bryan
November 18, 2020 10:15 pm

This only gets air time/coverage on FoxNews and Breitbart and similar outlets. LA Times and major media outlets ignore this Let them eat cake snobbery from the LEft.

And even worse, the majority of California residents obviously don’t care they are being led to slaughter by Liberal-socialists like Newsom and Pelosi, and serial liars like Adam Schiff-Shit-for-Brains and Maxine Waters. They keep re-electing them.

And the UHauls keep flowing out of Cal with the saner folks, too many of whom bring some of that insanity with them to their new state.

Ron Long
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 19, 2020 2:16 am

Right on, Joel. The other worst attendee was the CEO of the California Medical Association, Dr. Dustin Corcoran. This clearly shows that the CMA, like the AMA, has morphed from a useful medical association to a collection of useful idiots. These type of now dysfunctional groups are front-and-center in other useful (to them) themes, like fighting global warming. It all ends up about their emergence as the Ruling Class.

Bryan A
Reply to  Ron Long
November 19, 2020 7:11 am

Walking their walk says it’s OK to have an indoor get together so long as you leave your door open. Open Door = Outdoors

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 19, 2020 5:18 am

…and proof they don’t believe their own $c@m

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 19, 2020 7:19 am

You’re right in general, but in this particular case, LA Times covered it too, and tweeted the story. That was actually the first I heard about the pics.

The thread that followed had a bunch of people excusing it or saying “well he apologized” though, so it’s not like their readers really care anyway.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  TonyG
November 19, 2020 9:12 am

I think you will find those “readers” were actually PR hacks trying to do damage control.

Reply to  Trying to Play Nice
November 19, 2020 6:37 pm

I disagree. There really ARE people who think that way. Far too many of them.

There’s no “damage” if you have the right letter after your name.

Bill Powers
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 19, 2020 8:24 am

Joel it always amazes me how the liberal mind is too incapacitated, when it comes to logic and reason (Thanks in large part to our public school systems) to connect the dots between the oppressive governance they flee and their voting choices when they arrive at their new destination. They keep making life miserable for the rest of us.

The discussion over the next generation needs to be building walls around states to keep the liberals out. Its not “undocumented aliens” those on the right need to worry about, so long as we institute voter ID and eliminate mail in voting. Its Blue state rogue voters.

Reply to  Bill Powers
November 19, 2020 9:43 am

I don’t understand about voter ID. What’s wrong with having to show photo ID like drivers licence or passport and having a line drawn thrhough your name on the voters listt by the person at the poll? We do that in Canada.

Reply to  Fran
November 19, 2020 2:12 pm

Democrats are totally against voter ID because it makes voting multiple times a lot harder.
Now that it’s become obvious that they are losing the voter ID battle, the Democrats decided to change the game by switching to mail in ballots. Once again no ID required and better yet, the ballots are in the control of a government union worker with no supervision for hours at a time.

Reply to  Fran
November 19, 2020 6:42 pm

What’s wrong with having to show photo ID like drivers licence or passport and having a line drawn thrhough your name on the voters listt by the person at the poll?

The argument is that it’s racist and makes it harder for minorities (mainly black) to vote.

John Endicott
Reply to  TonyG
November 20, 2020 9:28 am

Ami Horowitz took to the streets and asked some people what they thought about voter ID laws. He then took their answers to Harlem and asked African Americans what they thought. Pretty much? People who think that Voter ID Laws are racist? Are Racist!

Reply to  John Endicott
November 20, 2020 11:20 am

I think I remember seeing that. If not that, then someone else who did the same.

They’re basically saying “It’s racist to require blacks to have ID to vote because they are less capable of getting IDs” while completely missing how racist their own position is.

November 18, 2020 10:27 pm

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others … George Orwell

oebele bruinsma
Reply to  LdB
November 19, 2020 1:17 am

Indeed; this is what the virus recognizes: it specifically attacks Republicans, smart beast that is…..

Reply to  LdB
November 19, 2020 3:42 am

auto correct – cover should be COVID

November 18, 2020 10:30 pm

He will still get elected.

November 18, 2020 10:32 pm

Born to rule . . .

Rod Evans
November 18, 2020 10:40 pm

Now come along all you critics. The new rules clearly tell us, the definitions of anything “lies” in the hands of the socialists. If that nice Mr Newsom says that room was outside, then it was clearly outside. Who are we mere taxpayers to argue with such wise leaders?
Need I remind you, he is one of those who counts the vote, we are just people who vote and as we know, we do not count!!

Doug Huffman
Reply to  Eric Worrall
November 19, 2020 4:11 am

Truth over facts.

The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Rod Evans
November 18, 2020 11:03 pm

It was outside his residence. Technically outside. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman”.

Reply to  Rod Evans
November 19, 2020 8:09 am

We have always been at war with eastasia.

Climate believer
Reply to  Rod Evans
November 19, 2020 8:11 am

2+2 = 5 …. you know that right?

John Endicott
Reply to  Climate believer
November 20, 2020 9:19 am

‘How many fingers, Winston?’

November 18, 2020 10:51 pm

Remember, the rules are only for little people, the hoi poloi, riff raff and untermensch, not the Elite Ruling Class

Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
November 19, 2020 8:04 am

Governing models based on central planning will always result in the average citizen receiving passes for mass transit, while the ruling class has chauffeured limousines. It’s just more efficient that way. It’s too expensive to have mass transit to those dachas in the countryside.

Patrick MJD
November 18, 2020 11:35 pm

Remember COVID and climate rules are for us, not the ruling elites!

November 19, 2020 12:11 am

Rules for thee, but not for me

Paul Penrose
Reply to  Sparko
November 19, 2020 10:06 am

Same as “Freedom for me, but not for thee.” The Democrat mantra these days.

Reply to  Paul Penrose
November 19, 2020 2:13 pm

When I was a kid, I learned that democracy is when the people pick their leaders.
When I grew up I learned that it was only democracy when the far left wins.

Ben Vorlich
November 19, 2020 12:54 am

It’s a well established principle in the UK from MPs turning up in Parliament having tested +ve to the PM’s closest advisor at the time and now usurped by the PM’s girlfriend, driving 300 miles to “isolate” then going on an eyesight test drive before driving back to London

November 19, 2020 1:10 am

Hypocrite, like Ferguson and Cummings.

November 19, 2020 1:14 am

I’m undecided, is he as stupid and feckless as Justin Trudeau? or is more evidence required?

At least the both have nicely coiffed hair, and that’s important.

John Endicott
Reply to  yarpos
November 19, 2020 7:47 am

As someone outside of Commiefornia and Canaduh, they certainly look pretty close to equally stupid and feckless to my eyes. Someone who actually has to live under one or the others their “rule” might have a difference perspective.

Adam Gallon
November 19, 2020 1:22 am

What’s the surprise?
These rules don’t apply to politicians/”Important” people.
We’ve had the same in the UK, Labour MP drives from London, to Wales, to visit his father. Excuse? taking “Essential supplies” to him.
The “Eminence Gris” behind the Prime Minister, drives with wife & child, from London to his second home in Durham, stays in a cottage that’s supposed to be a swimming pool according to the planning application for it, then goes on a little 30 mile drive on his wife’s birthday. When all this hits the press, the complete bullshit excuses come out.
SNP MP takes a Covid test, takes the train from Scotland, down to London. Gets the test results back, that she’s tested positive, so takes the train back home to Scotland.
Left, right, centre.

November 19, 2020 1:25 am

And he lied in his apology. He knew who was going to be there and how many. He knew it was inside. It was all planned and he did it anyway.

Hokey Schtick
November 19, 2020 1:35 am

Climate change was the warm-up act for this comic insanity which is covid 19.

Reply to  Hokey Schtick
November 19, 2020 2:40 am

They go hand in hand. All having the same objective. That is to subjugate us!

November 19, 2020 1:44 am

Dont Apologist! take a pay cut

November 19, 2020 2:44 am

In his defence, Governor Newsom said that he did not swallow.

Reply to  leitmotif
November 19, 2020 5:45 am


November 19, 2020 3:01 am

Tucker Carlson nails it.

Of course the state media did not find it important enough to broadcast.

Carl Friis-Hansen
Reply to  rah
November 19, 2020 5:19 am

Add to that:
The WDO (World Doctors Organization) panel at October 24th 2020 explain the Corona sham. One doctor from Sweden is trying to raise a case against the Swedish state for mass mørder of people in old folks home centers due to the medicine they subscribed the “patients”.
If you suffer from high blood pressure, be sure to take your medicine before seeing this.

Mark - Helsinki
November 19, 2020 3:35 am

Lies, breaks rules, gets caught, apologizes with lies, photos come out, lies again.

The End

Reply to  Mark - Helsinki
November 19, 2020 8:14 am

Sounds like the Clinton and Obama administrations.

John Endicott
Reply to  Mark - Helsinki
November 20, 2020 9:23 am

Lies, breaks rules, gets caught, apologizes with lies, photos come out, lies again.

The End rinse and repeat

fixed that for you

November 19, 2020 4:01 am

I watched his apology. I was so moved, it almost brought me to tears – of laughter.

Doug Huffman
November 19, 2020 4:09 am

Consider the objectives of the PLANdemic, of the PLAndemic. The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.

Bengt Abelsson
November 19, 2020 4:32 am

It is easy to get re-elected when you have control of and access into voting machines.

Mad Mac
November 19, 2020 4:54 am

I’m in Albuquerque presently and the Gov has issued Covid panic orders. I went to Walmart yesterday and there was a long line to get in. Near the door was a sign that only 75 people were allowed in at a time. The lady guarding the door was pretty obnoxious. So I asked why 75 and not 80 or 60 people at a time. Of course those were state orders or Walmart orders with no real scientific basis. She had no answer and got upset.
I think that state and other authorities are doing what feels right; pretty insane and no one questions them.

On the outer Barcoo
Reply to  Mad Mac
November 19, 2020 5:48 am

Yes, there’s the Nuremberg defence … I was only following orders.

John Endicott
Reply to  On the outer Barcoo
November 19, 2020 8:02 am

Well to be fair to the “obnoxious” lady, she doesn’t make the rules, has no input into the rules, and if she doesn’t enforce the rules she’ll quickly find herself in the unemployment line. In the meantime she has to put up with smart-arsed customers asking her pointless questions about policies that they should know she didn’t make, had no input into and has no power do to anything about. Perhaps she was “obnoxious” because Mad Mac wasn’t the first obnoxious customer asking her such misplaced questions?

Be upset with the authoritarians that made the rules, not the powerless working class shlubs who have bills to pay and can’t afford to lose their jobs, so have to put up with and enforce the rules their bosses hand them.

Enforcing occupancy limits (regardless of how lacking in scientific basis they may be) is hardly on the same level as committing war crimes, and it’s an insult to the victims of the crimes that were prosecuted at Nuremberg (especially those of the crimes of the Holocaust) to even equate the two. Shame on you Mr/Mrs/other On the outer Barcoo!

Juan Slayton
November 19, 2020 5:27 am

I heard Representative Tom McClintock in a radio interview yesterday commend the governor for having the good sense to ignore his own ridiculous rules.
: > )

November 19, 2020 5:41 am

Sorry I got caught.

November 19, 2020 5:56 am

We all know the virus is always willing to accept an apology, and the virus will find someone less polite to infect.

November 19, 2020 6:25 am

If “The risk of Covid-19 transmission is substantially reduced in the open air.” then why are the rules considered adequate for indoor gatherings (masks and 6-foot spacing) strictly enforced for outdoor events (e.g., football stadia)?

November 19, 2020 6:32 am

I truly do not understand why anybody with common sense and logic can with a straight face say they are a DemoRat, its the same people who believe Al gore and greta 😐 Sleepy china Joe and Lock you up Harris are pure cancer, they along with the DemoRat/Antifa/BLM have shown their true colours over the last 4/5 months… Joe has been a lying cheating china Rat for 47 years, even his story of how he met his wife is a lie, Harris loves to lock up blacks and slept her way to the top, four years ago she got laughed of the stage, now she and her nasty witch cackle have been declared presidential winners by fox news and cnn 😐

Reply to  Sunny
November 19, 2020 8:16 am

The DemonRats promise free stuff for everyone. That’s enough for a majority of voters.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  MarkW
November 19, 2020 1:59 pm

Frequently attributed to Ben Franklin but first seen in a 1951 article and attributed to an obscure Scotsman, the following nevertheless rings true:

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”

It’s a lot easier to ride the gravy train than build the railroad.

Mumbles McGuirck
November 19, 2020 6:58 am

What gets me is this was at first described as a birthday party. So you assume it’s just friends and family. Turns out it was a bunch of medical lobbyists. This was for political schmoozing. And the lady who took the incriminating pics said the group was so raucous they had to close the sliding glass doors between them and rest of diners. A good time was had by all.
Will Rogers once said, “In a democracy, you get the government you deserve. Good and hard.”

Nick Schroeder
November 19, 2020 7:29 am

Elsewhere there are some who contend that C-19 is a uniform threat across the entire population. That everyone is equally likely to become infected and equally likely to die. That’s the justification for dictatorial shutdowns, masks and trashing the economy and civil liberties. The lying, fact free, fake news MSM left wing propaganda machine certainly does. And according to that same MSM a positive test is a walking death sentence. You will die a miserable, lonely death in some packed ICU and your family and friends you so wantonly exposed will follow swiftly after.

Well, what does the CDC data tell us?
85.3% of C-19 cases are in people younger than 65.
79.9% of C-19 deaths are in people older than 65.
Seems to me the largest percentage of the general herd with natural immunity is shrugging off C-19.
And the too old, too sick, too crammed together in badly run elder care facilities become stragglers culled per Mother Nature’s and the Grim Reaper’s job description.

And the fear-mongering elsewhere’s and MSM are full of s***!

Graphic can be viewed here:

November 19, 2020 8:04 am

In D.C., the mayor has been attacking the MAGA rallies as being super spreaders for COVID. This was after she had attended huge rallies to celebrate Biden’s successful theft of the presidency.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  MarkW
November 19, 2020 9:05 am

And don’t forget, 9-11 was a “government conspiracy”, and the “moon landing” was a hoax.
So many conspiracies, so little time.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
November 19, 2020 2:01 pm

Your two straw-man arguments didn’t have people coming forward with personal testimony to the events.

Reply to  Bruce Cobb
November 19, 2020 2:16 pm

Are you trying to make the argument that there are no conspiracies?
Or are you just trying to make a fool of yourself?

John Endicott
Reply to  MarkW
November 20, 2020 3:57 am

He’s successfully doing the later.

Carl Friis-Hansen
November 19, 2020 8:07 am

Tweet (from Germany)
See new Tweets
Naomi Seibt
The current “lockdown light” was supposed to be an (unnecessary!) “emergency solution” to save Christmas.

That hope is dead.

We entered second lockdown and the government threw the keys away.

Carl’s conception:
The issue is that the Marshal Law in Germany (covid rules by government decision now overrules the German constitution without concrete reason needs be given) is that the government does not need medical scientific good reasons to lockdown, thus the destruction of the every country, with the exception of China, is on it’s way. Something the climate scare couldn’t accomplish in more than 40 years.

November 19, 2020 8:10 am

“Never apologize. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe you anyway.”***

I don’t believe Governor Nuisance.

***I believe that is a paraphrase but close to the original intent.
Ziad K. Abdelnour — ‘Never explain yourself. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it.’

John F Hultquist
November 19, 2020 8:42 am

Restaurant review sites claim eating there will cost $$$$.
Not sure what ‘ $$$$ ‘ means, but one number I saw was $350.

I think this party fits the slogan: “Your tax dollars at work.”

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  John F Hultquist
November 19, 2020 3:52 pm

It’s called The French Laundry because when you get the bill you know you’ve been taken to the cleaners.

John Endicott
Reply to  John F Hultquist
November 20, 2020 4:03 am

Not sure what ‘ $$$$ ‘ means

You seem to have intuited it quite well. ‘ $$$$ ‘ is generally used to indicate lots of money (denominated in US dollars) without specifying an amount. As you note, eating there can easily bring you a large (for the average working stiff) bill of $350 (or more, depending on what you ordered).

Bruce Cobb
November 19, 2020 8:42 am

A thought: Pay people $1,000 to vaccinate, in order to quickly ramp up to herd immunity (70% +) levels:

Sounds like a great idea. The quicker we can get back to normal, the better.

John Endicott
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
November 20, 2020 4:10 am

People have been clamoring for another round of stimulus checks. Perhaps we could combine the two. In order to qualify for a stimulus check, you have to get the vaccine. Might be able to get enough people on both sides of the isle to get that through congress.

November 19, 2020 9:13 am

Now we know the payback for looking the other way on calling out Dems. You get a spot in the Biden transition team alongside all the writers for MSNBC that have already made the move.

November 19, 2020 9:53 am

Stuff your apology – $10,000 fine ….$20,000 next time.

Paul Penrose
November 19, 2020 10:21 am

Is Newsom a hypocrite? Yes. Is he a liar? He’s a politician, so yeah. But what this incident really tells us is that he does not believe that C-19 is a deadly threat and/or the suffocating (potentially unconstitutional) rules he imposed on his state are ineffective in preventing infection. Otherwise he would not have attended that dinner or at least insisted that everybody wear a mask. Actions speak louder than words, especially actions when one thinks nobody is looking, so according to our “betters” like Newsom and his Medical/Pharma lobbyist friends, we don’t have to socially distance or wear masks anymore. Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations with family and friends are back on! Rejoice!

November 19, 2020 10:49 am

Next time do the party in the warehouse district of Oakland with Jerry. Just don’t spend the night there.

William Haas
November 19, 2020 11:55 am

The governor need not apologize because he is above everyone else. If he personally helps spread the virus then the consequences should be acceptable by everyone. Just remember that all of California’s problems will be solved as soon as the high speed rail system is put into service between Bakersfield and Fresno.

Michael Jankowski
November 19, 2020 4:09 pm

He was mostly smiles and practically laughing during his “apology.

November 19, 2020 4:46 pm

The only way to know what people really believe is to watch their actions.

November 19, 2020 6:08 pm

gavin and cuomo want to be president some day

they are face sists

id think ids how ou spelll it

November 19, 2020 6:44 pm

No social gatherings AT ALL in Minnesota, under threat of fine and imprisonment:

High School sports shut down completely. But somehow College and Pro sports are safe enough to continue?

November 20, 2020 7:45 am

Very true – depending on your definition of ‘2’ and ‘5’. Those are just symbols.

Reply to  ex-KaliforniaKook
November 20, 2020 7:51 am

Sheesh. That comment came no where close to the comment that is was meant for. Climate believer said +”2+2 = 5 …. you know that right?” I agree with him – with stipulations mentioned.

John Endicott
Reply to  ex-KaliforniaKook
November 20, 2020 9:22 am

“It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is,” – Bill Clinton

November 20, 2020 7:53 am

Sheesh. That comment came no where close to the comment that is was meant for. Climate believer said +”2+2 = 5 …. you know that right?” I agree with him – with stipulations mentioned.

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