California Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City), who successfully sued Governor Newsom for abuse of power during the pandemic, issues the following statement in response to Newsom’s new stay-at-home order that goes into effect Thursday night throughout the “Greater Sacramento” region, closing hair salons and all outdoor/indoor dining, among other businesses and activities.
“ICU capacity should be looked at regionally because people do utilize different hospitals throughout the region, and healthcare facilities help each other if one hospital is getting at capacity. But any restrictions must reflect the true facts of the situation.
Earlier this week, the Governor and Dr. Ghaly both avoided answering a reporter’s question about what ICU capacity is normally like this time of year. I hear this question a lot. Why not just report the data? Leadership is about giving people the facts and letting them make informed decisions.
Then yesterday, the Governor’s Director of Public Health publicly admitted that the decision to close outdoor dining wasn’t based on science or the transmission of COVID. This is an absolute slap in the face to restaurant owners and their employees who are struggling to pay the bills and feed their families. And it’s yet another example of how this Governor’s inconsistency and hypocrisy have caused the public to completely lose trust in his dictatorship.”
This article was released by the Office of Assemblyman James Gallagher.