Senator Melendez Responds to Governor Newsom's Month-Long Curfew

Today, California State Senator Melissa Melendez (R- Lake Elsinore) responded to Governor Gavin Newsom’s month-long curfew requiring non-essential work and gatherings to stop between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am for purple tier counties in California.

“The ‘Do as I say not as I do’ principle is on full display with this unscientific edict. The governor has shown he’s capable, as a responsible adult, to make the decision for himself about whether it’s safe to attend a birthday party without masks and social distancing. Apparently this order doesn’t grant that same courtesy and responsibility to us common people. Doesn’t he know the same individuals with covid who would be attending said gatherings after 10pm still may have had the virus before the curfew and traveling in public places presumably. This order doesn’t apply to the homeless either so he doesn’t seem to care about them. So what does this “limited stay at home order” actually solve? This is nothing more than a penalty box move for us common sense Californians who are calling him out for his posh, anti-health guidelines lifestyle. Happy thanksgiving!”