San Francisco’s mayor, London Breed, is the latest to come under fire after it was revealed that she attended an indoor birthday party at a Michelin restaurant in Napa Valley, just one night after Governor Gavin Newsom did the same, The Washington Free Beacon reports.
Despite urging city residents to forgo social gatherings to help stop the spread of coronavirus, the Democrat Mayor celebrated a friend’s birthday on Nov. 7 with seven others at French Laundry, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.
Breed’s party of eight occurred just one night after California governor Gavin Newsom was spotted dining maskless at the same restaurant, Fox 11 Los Angeles first reported.
French Laundry, said to be “the best restaurant in the world, period” by Anthony Bourdain is becoming the place where the California ruling elite go to break their own coronavirus guidelines.
The November party, celebrating the birthday of Gorretti Lo Lui, a local socialite whose husband, Lawrence Lui, is a major hotel developer, would have violated restrictions in Breed’s home city of San Francisco, where restaurants are banned from allowing more than six diners to sit at one table, according to the Chronicle.
Around the same time of the two dinners, state officials had warned Californians against attending social gatherings to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Breed and Newsom asked constituents to refrain from gathering indoors. Just days after the dinner party, Breed stalled the reopening of indoor dining in San Francisco, saying citizens must “act responsibly to reduce the spread of the virus.”
Breed and Newsom are among a growing list of California Democrats who have flouted the very public health guidelines they expect the public to follow.
Newsom and 11 other guests celebrated the birthday of a lobbyist, Jason Kinney, at the same restaurant in early November. He eventually apologized, saying, “I need to preach and practice, not just preach and not practice.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was caught visiting a hair salon in San Francisco while the city had ordered salons to remain closed.
Los Angeles County supervisor Sheila Kuel dined outdoors at a Santa Monica restaurant just hours after she voted to ban outdoor dining last week, which she called “a most dangerous situation” for spreading the coronavirus, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
The mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo, attended a Thanksgiving dinner with family members from five households, more than state regulations allowed and despite him telling city residents to avoid holiday gatherings.