GOP Rep Defends Governor Newsom’s Covid Behavior?

Charlie Nguyen from Berkeley, CA, United States of America [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

California Governor was caught dining, in violation of his own covid orders, at the exclusive French Laundry in California’s Napa Valley where he hosted a birthday party for a friend.

Many called him a hypocrite and used it as an example of the insanity of the lockdowns.

Even more surprising was when Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) rose on the house floor to defend the governor. However, it turned out to not be the defense everyone expected.

Town Hall reported:

“I rise this morning in defense for Governor Gavin Newsom who recently defied his own idiotic COVID edicts as he partied at one of the few restaurants that’s not yet been forced out of business,” McClintock began. “I defend him, because he was what we once all did in a free society. Make our own decisions over what risks we’re willing to run and what precautions we’re willing to take according to our own circumstances to protect our own health.”

Perhaps, McClintock mused, Newsom has just offered us “deliverance from his own follly.”

McClintock pointed out that if you are under the age of 49 your chance of surviving is 99.92% while if you are over 70 that rate remains over 94.6%. He even pointed out how 40% of people who have it have no idea they do.

“And yet we’ve allowed our officials to ruin our quality of life over it, destroying countless businesses, throwing tens of millions into unemployment, robbing our children of their educations, and shredding our most cherished rights as Americans,” McClintock stated, … “Only a fool would claim the omniscience to make an informed judgment for every person in every circumstance in every community. But sadly this crisis has revealed that fools abound in public office. And that a fool in power can quickly become a petty tyrant.”

Newsom’s partying should be a wakeup call to every American, McClintock urged as he made his point that if politicians do not belive their own rules, why should they be followed.



  1. Would the US be better off if we granted CA independence?
    Should we do the same for Puerto Rico?
    US Virgin Islands?

      1. Of course I will but in the meantime would the US be better off if CA is cut free?

        CA is majority Communist, you can tell by the number of votes for Biden ..

        1. Unfortunately, if we granted them independence and they became their own country they would then start lobbying for massive amounts of foreign aid. Even more they they get now in federal funding.

        1. IF….that were true, then explain the “WHY”
          …that CA went solidly for Biden??
          In fact ALL of the West Coast went for Biden,
          but…everyone I know…was voting for Trump!

          1. How will we ever know if Trump got more votes, with all the many kinds of voter FRAUD that was used in this last election?

          2. Do we know that for sure. Seemed to me as soon as the polls closed on the west coast the show I was watching posted all three states for Biden. They hadn’t even had a chance to count the votes. So if it’s true that Biden lost to Trump in California, there sure are a lot of disenfranchised voters.

          3. How many West Coast people do you know?
            Do you make a point of knowing only Trump supporters?

    1. No, absolutely not. And frankly I wish coward “conservatives” and “patriots” would quit running away from the problems they face and stop ceding land to these leftards in every state that turns a little blue. Nobody in history has ever won a war by tucking their tail between their legs and running away. Ever. STAND AND FIGHT! ROOT OUT THE EVIL! Nobody’s going to do it for you.

        1. Well 30% was all it took to kick the British out of the county so maybe that is enough to run the socialist/communist/democ-rats out of the U.S.

      1. “Nobody in history has ever won a war by tucking their tail between their legs and running away.”
        Is that why we lost the Vietnam War?
        We would not stand and fight?
        Is that why we are losing the Afgan and Iraq wars too.

        We have rooted out the evil, Trump is in the dustbin of history.
        Biden will return our troops there.
        They will stay until they win .

      2. Should we return our troops to Vietnam to take back our land from those Leftardard Communists?
        Is it time to stand up and fight, root out the evil?

    2. The best idea I heard was when someone proposed building a wall around California! “Then fill it with water!”.

  2. Hate to tell you that you are on the wrong side. You are a politician not a medical doctor. Maybe you and the gov should get together and quite acting like a small brat.

    1. Maybe we should all be allowed to live our own lives with our own risks, just like Americans always have. This new virus is just another way for the upper powers that be to control and rule over us. If people want to shelter at home and wear their masks and stay away from other people, then that’s their choice. If they want to go on living like they always have before this crap hit the fan, then that’s also their choice. THAT is what this country is founded on, FREEDOM. That includes freedom of CHOICE. If Newsome can do it, then he doesn’t have the right to tell the rest of us that we CANNOT.!!!! He is a governor, ELECTED by the people. He isn’t a demi god with the right to tell us all what to do. And neither does anyone else. Last time I looked, this was still the Land of the FREE. What does that tell you? !!!!!

  3. GOOD FOR YOU, MR, McCLINTOCK!!! VERY well spoken! To publish guidelines or recommendations would be one thing, but “edicts” and “restrictions” and new “laws” without due process are quite another!!! ENOUGH of our “freedoms” have been taken from us — NO MORE!!

    1. From the article. I don’t see where McClintock was supporting Newsom, especially in the later part of the article where McClintock calls Newsom a fool……
      ***********************

      Even more surprising was when Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) rose on the house floor to defend the governor. However, it turned out to not be the defense everyone expected.

      Town Hall reported:

      “I rise this morning in defense for Governor Gavin Newsom who recently defied his own idiotic COVID edicts as he partied at one of the few restaurants that’s not yet been forced out of business,” McClintock began. “I defend him, because he was what we once all did in a free society. Make our own decisions over what risks we’re willing to run and what precautions we’re willing to take according to our own circumstances to protect our own health.”

      Perhaps, McClintock mused, Newsom has just offered us “deliverance from his own follly.”

      “And yet we’ve allowed our officials to ruin our quality of life over it, destroying countless businesses, throwing tens of millions into unemployment, robbing our children of their educations, and shredding our most cherished rights as Americans,” McClintock stated, … “Only a fool would claim the omniscience to make an informed judgment for every person in every circumstance in every community. But sadly this crisis has revealed that fools abound in public office. And that a fool in power can quickly become a petty tyrant.”

      Newsom’s partying should be a wakeup call to every American, McClintock urged as he made his point that if politicians do not belive their own rules, why should they be followed.

  4. No one knows who is right, but Newsom, is acting like a dictator. California is run by little Dictators, playing to the socialist band. Mr. McClintock,should re evaluate his position of support for Newsom and his position of, okay for me, but not for you.

    1. From the article. I don’t see where McClintock was supporting Newsom, especially in the later part of the article……
      ***********************

      Even more surprising was when Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) rose on the house floor to defend the governor. However, it turned out to not be the defense everyone expected.

      Town Hall reported:

      “I rise this morning in defense for Governor Gavin Newsom who recently defied his own idiotic COVID edicts as he partied at one of the few restaurants that’s not yet been forced out of business,” McClintock began. “I defend him, because he was what we once all did in a free society. Make our own decisions over what risks we’re willing to run and what precautions we’re willing to take according to our own circumstances to protect our own health.”

      Perhaps, McClintock mused, Newsom has just offered us “deliverance from his own follly.”

      “And yet we’ve allowed our officials to ruin our quality of life over it, destroying countless businesses, throwing tens of millions into unemployment, robbing our children of their educations, and shredding our most cherished rights as Americans,” McClintock stated, … “Only a fool would claim the omniscience to make an informed judgment for every person in every circumstance in every community. But sadly this crisis has revealed that fools abound in public office. And that a fool in power can quickly become a petty tyrant.”

      Newsom’s partying should be a wakeup call to every American, McClintock urged as he made his point that if politicians do not belive their own rules, why should they be followed.

      1. That puts me in with the majority of Republican voters.
        (RINO = A Republican who thinks that Trump is big jerk.)
        Think of people like McCain, Romney and Baker, all life long if not multigenerational Republicans.
        I am that kind of Republican.

        Being a Trump supporter does not mean that you are Republican.
        All it means is that you are a Trumpist.
        To get the concept think of the followers of Pinochet
        A truly honest and honorable man .

    1. How would you know Al? Democrats are Devil’s I know this because they kill steal and destroy like it’s a good thing and it’s ok deception has them all by the balls so sad

    2. You’re right Trumpists are Patriots and they love America and the constitution and the bill of rights and the declaration of independence the exact opposite of Democrats who aren’t liberals they’re psychotic radical progressives that want to destroy America patriotism the constitution the bill of rights and the declaration of independence also want to destroy Trumpists I say we destroy them before they can destroy us TRUMPISTS!!!! How about it Albert ???

      1. I think that we the people prefered Biden over Trump.
        We the people don’t much care for Biden.
        We the the people did not much care for Hillary either.
        We the people prefered Hillary over Trump .

  5. What the hell is wrong with you GOP jackasses. Just remember God is watching and listening always. Your not going to get by with screwing the American taxpayers. WE THE AMERICAN PATRIOTS RULE. TIME TO STOOOOOOP PAYING YOU CAN’T TAKE STUPID OUT OF STUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPIDITY WITH YOU IMBECILES. LORD HEAR MY PRAYER. IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN 🙏.

      1. We The People, are those who pledge allegiance, uphold the US Constitution, respect the BOR’s, and fight for Family!

        Biden is none of those things!

    1. Lilhouse–So you don’t think God was watching when the Dems spent millions of taxpayer $ in all those ridiculous investigations and that Moeller probe, fake impeachment and etc.just because Trump WON, and not your Hillary? Was God watching when all the rioting, looting and killing was going on in all the Democrat run cities? We all know who is funding all this unrest. The Dems are funding almost all of this unrest! You can’t fix STUPID! YOU are a FAKE CHRISTIAN!

    1. How much time have you spent in California?
      Did you find it expensive?
      There are so many high paying jobs.
      Did you have one?

  6. Newson should say everyone with conditions should be taking all precautions until the vaccine comes in a week, and the rest can go do normal life.

  7. Kudos to Tom McClintock!!!!
    Hey Californians….did you enjoy picking up that $15,000.00 restaurant tab?????
    And how about the $300.00 per person bar tab too!?!?!?
    Suckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    lol lol

  8. When I saw the headline I admit I thought, oh no another RINO. I’ve seen too many lately advocating for President Trump to just give up and concede. But Mr. McClintock nearly brought me to tears with his message. He’s so right. We should all be able to do what Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi and Mayor Lightfoot in Chicago have done. When I saw how Nancy Pelosi went to her hairdressers maskless, while I thought it was hypocritical, I also saw it as a chance to hold them to opening us up so we could do the same. Instead of jumping on the “how dare they” bandwagon, we need to push back and force them to put their money where their mouth is and let us get back to our lives without government intervention. Last I looked we still do have a Constitution. For how long I’m not sure.

    1. McClintock is a nobody.
      Newsom is the executive leader of a state twice as large as most countries
      He won his election by a super majority.
      Trump has never won a majority.
      Trump is a loser.

    2. The fool got 62% of the vote in his last election.
      McClintock managed 56%.
      Of course as everyone knows there was rampant voter fraud in Newsom’s election and none in McClintock’s.

  9. True, well said. But why the deceptive, baiting headline which seemed to infer that a Republican had caved to the Democrat Terrorists – in fact one of their worst?

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