California Governor Gavin Newsom is being slammed for hypocrisy after admitting his daughter has not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 and giving an initially rather evasive explanation as to why this is the case, in spite of enacting the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all schoolchildren over the age of 12.
Newsom’s oldest daughter turned 12 in September, just a few weeks before the governor announced that both public and private school students who were eligible to receive the vaccine (that is, over the age of 12) must do so once the vaccine receives full approval from the FDA.
Currently, as The Blaze explains, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 has been given emergency use authorization for patients as young as 12 years old.
Students who fail to meet the vaccine requirement will not be allowed to attend in-person learning in the Golden State, per Newsom’s mandate.
“That is what we are announcing here today. A statewide requirement for in-person instruction for all of our children to add to a well established list that currently includes 10 vaccinations… the vaccination for COVID-19,” the governor announced on October 1. “The state already requires that students are vaccinated against viruses that cause measles, mumps, and rubella – there’s no reason why we wouldn’t do the same for COVID-19.”
However, Newsom told The Los Angeles Times last week that his own daughter has yet to be vaccinated as she has a “series of other shots” to get first.
This captured the attention of critics already aghast at California’s far-reaching vaccine mandates for schoolchildren.
After the Washington Examiner pressed Newsom’s office on his daughter’s vaccine status, they told the paper last week that she will be getting the COVID-19 vaccine “in a few days.”
This is not the first time that the Democratic governor has been accused of evading his own COVID-19 mandates.
He famously dined with lobbyists, unmasked, at an upscale Napa County restaurant at the same time that he was urging California residents to forsake such gatherings.
Newsom was also criticized for sending his children back to private in-person classes last year as many of California’s public schools had yet to open to students.
If you appreciate the work we are doing for faith, family, and freedom, please consider a small donation to help us continue. Thank you so much!