California Gov. Gavin Newsom faces criticism for dining at a restaurant with a large group, while he ironically pushes new COVID-19 restrictions on indoor dining. To add to this, President-elect Joe Biden has not said anything about it.
Fox News explained that Biden “suggested that he will work with governors or even mayors to enforce face mask requirements nationwide.”
Newsom apologized for the incident, but the Biden transition team did not respond when asked for comment – and major networks barely even addressed the issue. ABC, CBS, and NBC did not cover the story over the course of several days since the incident emerged during their broadcasts.
CNN only briefly mentioned it on Saturday and Wednesday. Only Chris Hayes of MSNBC discussed the issue in primetime.
“What are we doing here, people?!? What are we doing?!?” Hayes said. “These people should all know better! California added 9,800 new cases today, over 60 deaths… This is not leading by example. And they live in a part of the country where it’s still pretty warm outside. It’s California – go outside! Go have socially –distanced cocktails at one of your donor’s Malibu mansions!”