JD Lasica from Pleasanton, CA, US via Wikimedia Commons

A new report is now showing just how much California taxpayers contributed toward Gavin Newsom’s latest vacation in a Conservative state he had previously sanctioned.

As The Daily Wire reports:


State taxpayers reportedly picked up the tab for California Governor Gavin Newsom‘s security detail during his recent vacation to Montana, despite a ban on state-funded travel to Big Sky Country and 21 other states whose laws offend Left-coast liberals.

The development, buried in a Thursday New York Times article about President Biden, could at least be a violation of the spirit of California Assembly Bill 1887, which Newsom’s predecessor, Jerry Brown, signed into law in 2016 to ensure state funds don’t help the economies of an ever-growing list of states whose laws California deems discriminatory.

“His kids are visiting their grandparents for his daughter’s birthday, as they do every year,” Newsom’s spokesman, Anthony York, told the Times. “On the security side, the law explicitly states there is an exemption for public safety, and the governor has to travel with security.”

Whether Newsom’s personal safety justified an exception to the ban or not, the optics of a trip to a state on California’s naughty list were just the latest example of Newsom’s “rules for thee, not for me” image. The governor was roundly accused of hypocrisy when he was caught attending a dinner party at French Laundry, a posh Napa Valley eatery, at the height of the COVID pandemic. At the time, the state forbade large indoor gatherings.

Newsom is considered one of the main contenders to potentially replace President Joe Biden if he chooses not to seek his party’s nomination in 2024.



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Robert Berger
Robert Berger
2 months ago

Hypocrisy ? When Trump was our alleged “president “, the US tax payers were forced to cough up enormous sums of money to pay for Trump’s countless “vacations” and “golf trips” etc . He and his guests and cronies cost taxpayers a heck of a lot more than Gavin Newsome.
Hypocrisy ? Look who’s talking ! Trump is also the king of hypocrites for too many reasons to list here !

yname
yname
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert Berger

Trump took no salary as President and he deserved every vacation he took. How was he an “alleged” President. The same way biden is “alleged”??????

bev
bev
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert Berger

Biden beat every other president. He has taken more vacation days than the days he has been in the white house. Actually he should just stay on vacation and never come back to the white house

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert Berger

Robert you ain’t good enough to kiss Trump’s ass

Tom
Tom
2 months ago

Who cares what this dope does?

NoSlack
NoSlack
2 months ago

This idiot belongs in a cell.