House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called California Governor Gavin Newsom’s (D) double standard in regards to COVID-19 “despicable” on Thursday, adding that it is behavior that is normally only seen in socialist countries.
McCarthy called out Newsom and several other leaders for making rules about how their constituents had to restrict themselves because of the coronavirus, but not following those rules themselves.
“These double standards are despicable,” he said. “The governor, he’s at the French Laundry with no mask sitting next to the medical lobbyist for association. It’s OK if you’re one of these elite Democrats that dictate what you can do in your life, but not within their own, they can do whatever they want.”
“This is what makes America so mad,” McCarthy continued. “These are our Democratic leaders that think they are above everyone else and can tell us what to do. But again, they can do whatever they want. We have only seen this in these socialist countries of these elitists.”
McCarthy said leaders should be asking what workers, small businesses and schools need rather than making crushing restrictions on them. “I was a small business owner. I know what it’s like to have a dream, but to have government crush you in every aspect, that’s just despicable,” he concluded.
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