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Gov. Gavin Newsom Apologizes for Attending Party at French Laundry: ‘We’re All Human’

‘I made a bad mistake’


NEWSOM: "And as soon as I sat down at the larger table, I realized it was a little larger group than I had anticipated. And I made a bad mistake. Instead of sitting down, I should have stood up and walked back, got in my car, and drove back to my house. Instead, I chose to sit there with my wife and a number of other couples that were outside the household. You can quibble about the guidelines, etc., etc., but the spirit of what I’m preaching all the time was contradicted. And I got to own that. And so I want to apologize to you, because I need to preach and practice, not just preach and not practice. And I’ve done my best to do that. We’re all human. We all fall short sometimes. We’ve been out, and I think for three times since — in fact, I know it’s been three times, because I remember all of those dinners very, very vividly since February. Just three times, twice with my wife, by myself, outdoors, and then this one occasion with a larger group. And there were just a few extra people there than the spirit of what I am promoting. And so, if we’re going to minimize mixing, you got to own up to that. So I just want folks to know that.”

(Via the Hill)

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