Gov. Newsom apologizes for attending guideline-breaking party, says it was a ‘bad mistake’
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has apologized for attending a 12-person birthday party, which went against his own coronavirus guidelines, after accusations of being a hypocrite.
This is amid surging virus cases in his state and across the rest of the country and new restrictions that have been introduced. According to the San Fransisco Chronicle, the party two weeks ago was for his advisor Jason Kinney.
At a Monday press conference, the governor told reporters in his apology that “We’re all human. We all fall short sometimes.”
In explaining the situation, Newsom said that he was invited to a close friend’s 50th birthday party that occurred at a restaurant in an outdoor setting in Napa County, which he mentioned “was in the ‘orange’ status, relatively loose compared to some other counties.”
When Newsom and his wife arrived later than some of the other guests to the restaurant, however, there were more guests than he had anticipated. “As soon as I sat down at the larger table,” he said “I realized it was a little larger group than I had anticipated.”
The Golden State’s governor then said that staying at that dinner was a “bad mistake” that he should not have made.
“I made a bad mistake,” he said. “Instead of sitting down, I should have stood up and walked back, got in my car, and drove back to my house. Instead I chose to sit there with my wife and a number of other couples that were outside the household.”
“You can quibble about the guidelines, et cetera, et cetera—but the spirit of what I’m preaching all the time was contradicted. And I gotta own that,” Newsom continued. “And so I want to apologize to you because I need to preach and practice, not just preach and not practice, and I’ve done my best to do that.”
“We’re all human. We all fall short sometimes,” he added.
In an attempt to clear his name further, the governor of the nation’s most populous state said that since February he and his wife have been out only three times for social occasions, including this most recent time at his friend’s birthday party.
Last week, California surpassed a million new coronavirus cases as the amount of cases in the United States have grown past 10 million, according to Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center.
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The indictment contains charges of the following: Willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding a document or record, corruptly concealing a document or record, concealing a document in a federal investigation, scheme to conceal, and making false statements and representations.
Trump announced the indictment Thursday night on Truth Social, his social media platform:
“The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax, even though Joe Biden has 1850 Boxes at the University of Delaware, additional Boxes in Chinatown, D.C., with even more Boxes at the University of Pennsylvania, and documents strewn all over his garage floor where he parks his Corvette, and which is ‘secured’ by only a garage door that is paper thin, and open much of the time.”
Trump declared himself an “INNOCENT MAN” and the subject of the “Greatest Witch Hunt of all time.” The Biden administration, he claimed, is ‘TOTALLY CORRUPT.”
The former president has argued that all the documents in question were declassified when he left the White House. “You’re the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying it’s declassified, even by thinking about it,” he told Fox News host Sean Hannity in an interview last year.
Trump was on to Biden's deep corruption re Ukraine and wanted it investigated, so they impeached him.
Now that many of Biden's crimes are being exposed, naturally they're going to indict Trump again.
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