Newsom Roasted For ‘Personal Travel’ As Storms, Outages Batter California

ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 11: California Gov. Gavin Newsom looks on during a visit the Antioch Water Treatment Plant on August 11, 2022 in Antioch, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom visited a desalination plant that is under construction at the Antioch Water Treatment Plant where he announced water supply actions that the state is taking to adapt to hotter, drier conditions caused by climate change. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom is being roasted by critics for being away on “personal travel” amid the devastating winter storms slamming parts of the state with feet of snow.
  • It’s unclear where Newsom traveled as his office does not comment on such matters due to what they say are security concerns. The governor reportedly left California on Wednesday after a visit to the Diablo Canyon power plant in Avila Beach.
  • “Californians are trapped in their homes without power. More storms are on the way. And Governor Newsom has just left the state for ‘personal travel,’” Rep. Kevin Kiley, R-Calif., said in a Thursday tweet.
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