Hypocrites: After California Issues Travel Restrictions, Some Lawmakers Are Caught Hopping A Flight To Hawaii

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Your daily dose of hypocrisy.

On November 13th, California, Washington, and Oregon issued a joint travel restriction statement that will restrict out-of-state travel and impose self quarantine leading up to the holiday season.

In a press release, Gov. Newsom said,

“Travel increases the risk of spreading COVID-19, and we must all collectively increase our efforts at this time to keep the virus at bay and save lives.”

The statement strongly advised against all non-essential out-of-state travel.

Just three days later, and on the same day that Governor Newsom announces his consideration of “the notion of a curfew,” several California and Washington State lawmakers were on a plane headed for a political convention in Maui, Hawaii.

The Independent Voter Project held its yearly four day conference at an exclusive Hawaiian resort, the Fairmont Kea Lani on the southwest shore of Maui.

The organization stated that they booked around 50 rooms and have about 120 people staying for the conference.

So here we have California lawmakers enacting strict travel guidelines for citizens and locking half the state down with rigid “purple-tier” restrictions, while a bunch of those same lawmakers are jet setting to a swanky resort in Hawaii for a conference. Yet another example of “rules for thee but not for me.”