UPDATE: This article was updated November 9, 2021, to include the news that The Defender has reported that an unnamed source “close to Newsom” has told them that “the governor experienced an adverse reaction to the Moderna COVID vaccine he received Oct. 27.”
(LifeSiteNews) — Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom has not been seen in public since October 27, the same day he received his booster COVID shot.
He cancelled a planned trip to Scotland for the climate change summit and cited “family obligations,” leaving many to wonder where he is. He posted a photo on Instagram with his family on Halloween.
A LifeSiteNews review of his YouTube page shows he released a video for the Hindu holiday Diwali four days ago, but it’s unclear where he filmed it and he has not made a public appearance since October 27.
His wife addressed questions about his disappearance in a Sunday night tweet that the First Lady of California subsequently deleted.
“It’s funny how certain folks can’t handle the truth,” Jennifer Newsom tweeted. “When someone cancels something, maybe they’re just in the office working; maybe in their free time they’re at home with their family, at their kids’ sports matches, or dining out with their wife. Please stop hating and get a life.”
Her tweet was deleted, but here’s a screenshot pic.twitter.com/9neU0Z66mX
— Sophia Bollag (@SophiaBollag) November 8, 2021
“Due to family obligations, Governor Newsom will no longer be traveling to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and will instead be participating virtually, focusing on California’s landmark climate change policies,” Newsom spokeswoman Erin Mellon wrote October 29.
He did not end up participating virtually, however.
“His office did not respond to questions Friday about what the governor has been doing this week,” the Associated Press reported Saturday.
Journalists and commentators have weighed in on the situation on Twitter.
“Sooner or later California Gov. Newsom should say where he’s been,” Byron York of the Washington Examiner said November 6.
Sooner or later California Gov. Newsom should say where he’s been. Hasn’t been seen in public since October 27. Plans canceled. Dealing with ‘unspecified family obligations,’ according to AP. https://t.co/v9DTCdRos7
— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 7, 2021
“@GavinNewsom hasn’t been seen in 11 days and hasn’t disclosed where he is,” conservative commentator Monica Crowley wrote on Twitter. “Your ruling class disrespects you constantly — and the press constantly protects them.”
She mentioned that Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg kept his two months of paternity leave under wraps, which he started in August to care for two adopted twin babies.
Good morning California! Gas is $5/gallon, homes cost $850k, you have to take drugs to keep your job or go to school, we’re supposed to just “get over” rampant crime and illegal immigration… Where’s @GavinNewsom?
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) November 8, 2021
“Good morning California! Gas is $5/gallon, homes cost $850k, you have to take drugs to keep your job or go to school, we’re supposed to just “get over” rampant crime and illegal immigration… Where’s @GavinNewsom,” attorney and California Republican Party leader Harmeet Dhillon said.
Christina Pushaw, a spokesperson for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, said Newsom’s absense and his wife’s comments show elitist contempt.
“Stop hating and get a life,’ says the First Lady of California in response to citizens’ questions about why her husband, Governor Newsom, has not been seen in public,” Pushaw wrote. “In case you needed a reminder that the elites look down on you & don’t feel they should be accountable to anyone.”
Human Events editor Jack Posobiec said he is in California to find Newsom.