Emmy award-winning journalist Adam Housely reports that California Governor Gavin Newsom’s most recent maskless dinner at a restaurant called The French Laundry was 22 and was held indoors.
The group also reportedly ran up an exorbitant tab.
Housely shared what he had learned about the meeting on social media based on reports from townspeople.
“Because Yountville is my hometown … and where the French laundry is … I thought I was going to do a little digging,” he tweeted.
Newsom Dinner Facts: The cash bill was 15,000. 22 people present, not 12. No masks. Everything inside. They got so loud, other patrons complained, ”continued Housley.
Worse still, in direct contradiction to the governor’s own instructions, he states, “There was no effort to get outside and there was no social distancing whatsoever.”
1/2 Because Yountville is my hometown … and where the French laundry is … I thought I was doing some digging. Facts about the Newsom dinner. The cash bill was 15,000. 22 people present, not 12. No masks. Everything inside. They got so loud, other patrons complained
– Adam Housley (@adamhousley) November 23, 2020
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After the first reports of the dinner, a spokesman for the governor’s office claimed that dinner was outside.
Subsequently, leaked images and now Housley’s report shows that this was incorrect.
Newsom later said, “There were just a few extra people there than the spirit of what I’m promoting.”
This appears to be another mistake if Housley’s figure of nearly two dozen participants is correct.
EXCLUSIVE: We received photos of Governor Gavin Newsom at the Napa dinner party where he is in hot water. The photos question how dinner was outside. A witness who took pictures tells us that his group was so noisy that the sliding doors had to be closed. 10 p.m. on @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/gtOVEwa864
– Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 18, 2020
Newsom apologized for violating its own lockdown orders, downplaying them as a simple mistake.
“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,” Newsom said. “We are all human. We all came up short at times. “
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Would the average person be able to use the “we are all human” defense?
One has to wonder if Newsom’s defense would work for the average California resident.
Just last month the Democratic governor passed a handful of absurd Thanksgiving decrees against these very people.
These include restrictions on gatherings in only three households, suggestions that all gatherings be outdoors while limited to two hours, and a warning that singing and shouting will be “severely discouraged.”
Newsom appears to have violated each of these commands.
“Saturday Night Live” alum Rob Schneider has taken Newsom up on social media and called him “Emperor Newsom” among other things.
Dear Kaiser @GavinNewsom
During our 3 family Thanksgiving limit, can I throw a piece of turkey out of the window for her if my aunt comes by?
We promise NOT to sing … we will all just whisper: “PLEASE CALL BACK DIPSHIT GAVIN NEWSON!” https://t.co/wJKM2sPBtL
– Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) October 17, 2020
Newsom’s French underwear scandal sparked a conversation about a recall.
Tony Krvaric, co-chair of Rescue California, a group behind the recall, said the goal with Newsom was “to hold him accountable for his unpredictable leadership and amazing hypocrisy in this crisis.”
The recall effort is considered tedious.
If “erratic leadership and amazing hypocrisy” were reasons for a recall, half of the current Democratic governors would qualify.