The hypocrisy is jaw-dropping. While elected officials across the country are demanding and ordering tighter and tighter COVID-19 restrictions – including stay-at-home orders and travel bans – those same politicians and the lobbyists who line their pockets are jetting off to a Hawaiian junket on the island of Maui.
As reported by Politico, “The pandemic may have “canceled” 2020, but it did not derail an annual gathering of lobbyists and lawmakers on the shores of Maui that brought people from across the country to a luxury resort this week…
“The event comes amid a worrisome surge in infections across the country and new travel restrictions on the West Coast, and as many schools and businesses remain closed.
“It also follows revelations by the San Francisco Chronicle that Gov. Gavin Newsom attended a 12-person birthday party at an exclusive Napa Valley restaurant, the French Laundry.
“’Fair to say that the timing isn’t great,’ said Jack Pitney, a politics professor at Claremont McKenna College. ‘Anybody organizing an in-person event should think carefully about the optics, particularly in California, where the governor has just sent most of the state into purple. There’s a chance this will not be received well by the general public.'”
As Adam Housley posted on Twitter, “Where’s the outrage in the national media?”
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Where is the outrage in the national media? This is completely hysterical…you can’t make this crap up. California lawmakers head to Maui with lobbyists despite pandemic, travel warnings https://t.co/o4gHBJ3Zk4
— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) November 17, 2020