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.