(FreedomJournal.org)- Democratic Governor of California Gavin Newsom seemingly hasn’t learned his lesson after dining in a large group indoors last year. Last week, Newsom uploaded a video to his TikTok account which appeared to show him indoors at a restaurant where dining is not allowing.
Newsom’s office attempted to de-escalate the situation, stating that he did not dine at the restaurant and was therefore allowed to be in the venue.
The video featured George Lopez, a comedian and actor known for his ABC sitcom and stand-up comedy routines. In it, Lopez asked how to get a COVID-19 vaccination, and turned the camera to show Governor Newsom directing viewers to the government website where people may apply.
Twitter user Dezmond Oliver tagged podcaster Joe Rogan in the video, decrying the audacity of Newsom being filmed in a restaurant in Fresno that he forced to close.
@joerogan here is Gavin Newsom and George Lopez filming a tiktok here in Fresno at a restaurant that he forced to close. But it’s okay, he allowed it to open for himself, the “comedian” and his staff for the day. pic.twitter.com/MO6IT9TBPQ
— Dezmond Oliver (@dezmondOliver) March 1, 2021
“But it’s okay, he allowed it to open for himself, the ‘comedian’ and his staff for the day,” the user jibed.
Other users pointed to the table full of food and drinks, suggesting that the claim they did not dine in the restaurant was untrue.
Newsom’s office said that the governor was in the restaurant to meet with the owners, who received a relief grant to help them through the pandemic. Fresno, however, is in the most locked-down “Purple Tier” of California, meaning zero indoor dining is allowed and the restaurant’s income has been dramatically slashed as a result.
Governor Newsom can’t seem to stop breaking his own rules. In November he was caught on camera at an expensive French Laundry restaurant in Napa, celebrating the birthday of one of his advisers. At the time, indoor dining was not allowed, but Newsom attended the dinner with a large group of people and didn’t even wear a mask.
“I should have stood up and drove back to my house,” he said, admitting it was a “mistake.”
Newsom is currently the focus of a recall campaign that has collected over 1.8 million signatures. Should the campaign gather 1.5 million before March 17, Newsome could be out of office before the end of the year.