California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom left the state after declaring a state of emergency. According to a press release from his office, Newsome stated “personal travel” as the reason for his disappearance.
Newsom declared a state of emergency in 13 counties affected by the state’s disaster. Alongside Los Angeles are Amador, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Nevada, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sierra, Sonoma, and Tulare counties.
Official reports from Newsom’s office confirm that the governor activated several emergency responses. According to an announcement from the governor’s office, Newsome instructed the State Operations Center to bring state support to county-led emergency response efforts and coordinate mutual aid from neighboring jurisdictions.
So what do you have to say that Newsome went on a family vacation while his state is BURIED in snow! People need help from its governor!!! I never want to hear you bitch about Ted Cruiz, hypocrite!
— jodi maddocks (@mustangjodi) March 6, 2023
Despite this, citizens are primarily concerned about Newsom’s decision to leave the state. Newsome’s absence has caused much roar as many citizens expect their governor to lead from the frontline. The criticisms result from the winter storm and adverse weather conditions that have left many in the state homeless. Several affected areas in California are also without power supply.
Gov. Newsome was so freaked out by it, he took a vacation to Cabo to get away from it. While people are freezing the death and near starvation in the mountains, he's on a beach in Mexico.
— Burner Jones (@BurnerJones7711) March 7, 2023
Kevin Dalton, a critic of Newsom’s administration, tweeted how alarming the housing situation has become.
So Ted Cruz goes on vacation for a day to drop off his daughter for like 24 hours…everyone loses their minds but now Gavin Newsome leaves the state for an extended personal trip….(see below image(
..sounds about right pic.twitter.com/5nHXhBZL3R
— s . o . s 2023 (@bostonmacosx) March 6, 2023
“Homeless Count numbers are out and I now know why Gavin Newsom went on vacation. California has less than 12% of the nation’s population, and 50% of the nation’s unsheltered people, or those living in places such as streets, cars or parks,” Dalton said in his tweet.
Homeless Count numbers are out and I now know why Gavin Newsom went on vacation.
California has less than 12% of the nation’s population, and 50% of the nation’s unsheltered people, or those living in places such as streets, cars or parks.
— Kevin Dalton (@TheKevinDalton) March 4, 2023
The severe winter storm also affected the power supply in the state. Over a hundred thousand residents in Northern and Central California are without power. Although Newson was eager to fulfill his personal travel demands, he was forced to visit the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant before departing.
Even with the governor’s press office stating that he is expected to return shortly, his ghost mode may be detrimental to his presidential bid. According to a poll reported by Red state News, 70% of California residents do not think their governor should run for president. While several responders may have their reasons, vacating the state during a crisis is undoubtedly valid.