Sheriff eviscerates Gov. Gavin Newsom in viral holiday message, calls him a dictator and a hypocrite

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA- California Gov. Gavin Newsom was eviscerated by a Southern California sheriff this past week, who slammed the out-of-control governor for what he called his “extremely hypocritical” behavior during the coronavirus pandemic and his “dictatorial attitude” toward residents of the state.

Sheriff Chad Bianco of Riverside County sharply criticized Newsom in a recorded message, in particular criticizing Newsom for threatening to without funding from counties who didn’t comply with his dictates.

 

“We have all recently learned of the new regional approach to combating COVID-19 and the pending closure and stay-at-home orders from our governor,” Bianco said.

“We were also told that there was a potential he would be withholding federal and state funding from counties who did not enforce the orders.

Ironically, it wasn’t that long ago our same governor loudly and publicly argued how wrong it was for the President of the United States to withhold federal funding from states not complying with federal laws.”

Bianco appeared to be referring to threats from President Donald Trump to withhold federal funds from states and cities which implemented so-called “sanctuary” policies.

This is where they refused to cooperate with federal law enforcement agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, and Customs and Border Patrol. These agencies of course investigate primarily immigration violations.

The difference of course between what President Trump vowed to do and what Newsom is attempting to do is that in the case of the president, these are laws that have actually been legislated and passed into law. In Newsom’s case, he’s talking about his arbitrary dictates made on a whim with no basis in either science or law.

Bianco continued:

“The dictatorial attitude toward California residents while dining in luxury, traveling, keeping his business open and sending his kids to in-person private schools is very telling about his attitude toward California residents, his feelings about the virus, and it is extremely hypocritical,” he said.

“These closures and stay-at-home orders are flat-out ridiculous. The metrics used for closures are unbelievably faulty and are not representative of true numbers and are disastrous for Riverside County. When the medical field is so split about this virus, it might be time to employ a little common sense.”

Bianco was referring in part to Newsom being snagged eating dinner at The French Laundry, an upscale restaurant in Napa Valley where he was caught on camera violating his own mandates, including the number of people in his party, the lack of social distancing, and nobody wearing masks.

According to the Daily Mail, Newsom had ordered wineries in 19 California counties to close back in July, however exempted Napa County, where he owns a winery, PlumpJack Estate Winery. Hypocrisy thy name is Gavin Newsom.  

Also in October, Politico reported that Newsom had sent his children back to in-person learning at a private school in Sacramento County, even while a majority of schools in the state remained shuttered and limited to in-home learning due to COVID-19.

It’s no wonder Bianco was so fired up. He went on:

“Keeping money and support from our hospitals who are struggling with normal seasonal increases in patients, coupled with COVID-19 patients, is irresponsible,” he said.

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 “It appears part of the new goal is to shift attention away from his and other’s personal behavior with a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ attitude by turning public opinion against California Sheriffs.

He is expecting us to arrest anyone violating these orders, cite them, and take their money, close their businesses, make them stay in their homes, and take away their civil liberties or he will punish all of us.

I believe that all jobs are essential to someone. Leaders do not threaten, attempt to intimidate, or cause fear; bullies do.”

Bianco continued:

“As has been our position from the beginning of this pandemic, the Sheriff’s Department is asking and expecting Riverside County residents to act responsibly and do what they can to protect themselves and their family from contracting the virus,” he concluded.

“Wear your mask and practice social distancing. While the Governor’s office and the state has threatened action against violators, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will not be blackmailed, bulled or used as muscle against Riverside County residents in the enforcement of the Governor’s orders.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a safe and happy New Year.”

Kudos to Sheriff Bianco. Unlike sheriffs in New York City, in particular Staten Island who have cowed to Cuomo and de Blasio by depriving people of their livelihood, it is gratifying to see a law enforcement official with the intestinal fortitude and guts to stand up to oppressive windbags such as Newsom.

You can bet that if Cuomo and de Blasio ever have the opportunity to launch the New York City sheriffs under the bus in the name of political expediency they will not hesitate to do so.

Meanwhile these people have lost the respect not only of the residents and business owners of Staten Island, but that of law enforcement officers across the country.

How ironic is it that the same party, Democrats, who referred to cops and law enforcement officials as Nazis, storm troopers, Gestapo, racists and worse are now fine and dandy with those same people to further their oppression. Guess it goes back to the thought that:

“They may be Nazis, storm troopers, Gestapo and racist, but at least they’re our Nazis, storm troopers, Gestapo and racists.”

You’ve gotta love the hypocrisy.

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Bianco isn’t the only California sheriff who has said they will defy Newsom’s orders. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has said his department will also defer from doing so. For more on that, we invite you to:

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LOS ANGELES, CA – The Sheriff for Los Angeles County has come out on the record stating that his deputies will not enforce Newsom’s stay at home orders.  Instead, his deputies will be focusing on events in which large number of people congregate.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva spoke about the democratic Governor’s latest round of lockdowns supposedly due to the COVID-19 virus on December 3rd.  Villanueva said that his office, which oversees 10 million residents, will focus on education and voluntary compliance with the orders from Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom.  Villanueva tweeted:

“Since March we have continued to focus on education and voluntary compliance regarding health orders.  Moving forward, we will additionally be conducting targeted enforcement on super-spreader events.”

To spite the strong stance on those events that he views as being super-spreaders, Villanueva does not have the same desire to tackle businesses that are operating in defiance of Newsom’s lockdown restrictions. 

He said that he will not send deputies to businesses to ensure that they are operating to Newsom’s liking.  Villanueva told KTTV:

“I want to stay away from businesses that are trying to comply the best they can.  They bent over backwards to modify their entire operation to conform to these current health orders, and then they have the rug yanked out from under them – that’s a disservice.  I don’t want to make their lives any more miserable.”

Villanueva’s decision comes after Newsom claimed that the State of California was facing its most “challenging moment” since the onset of the pandemic in March of this year. 

Newsom’s order is going into effect which limits all ‘non-essential’ services to be shut down for at least three weeks. 

This means that those businesses that cater to personal hygiene, such as hair salons, nail salons, and others, are forced to close.  That also means that those who profit from those types of businesses through either owning them or working for them, will be without a paycheck for at least three weeks.

Newsom will allow retail business stores to remain open, although they can only do so if they can prevent more than 20% of the stores capacity to enter.  Restaurants can only remain open if they can provide take out service since indoor and outdoor dining has been banned by Newsom.

The order, which specifies five regions of the state being the most effected, are ordered into lockdown until the ICU bed threshold reaches below 15%.  Currently, those areas that are highlighted by Newsom are Northern California, the Bay area, San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento region, and Southern California.  Newsom states that those areas must show less than 15% capacity in their ICU units before the new lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Newsom, in defense of his decision to lockdown the areas, said:

“The bottom line is, if we don’t act now our hospital system will be overwhelmed.”

Newsom’s office announced the closure and restrictions by saying:

“Residents are required to stay at home as much as possible and minimize missing to reduce unnecessary exposure, while still being able to do important things like go to the doctor, buy groceries, pick up take out, go on a hike, or worship outdoors. 

“K-12 schools that are already open can remain open and retailers can operate indoors at no more than 20 percent capacity to reduce exposure risk.  The public health order takes effect at 12:59 p.m. on December 5.  Thereafter, if a region falls below the 15 percent ICU threshold, it will have 24 hours to implement the Stay at Home Order.

“Regions will remain in the Regional Stay at Home Order status for at least three weeks once triggered.  Counties are eligible to come off the Regional Stay at Home Order after three weeks if their hospital ICU capacity projected four weeks out reaches 15 percent.”

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