Many Democrat governors exposed themselves as tyrants.
They got drunk off their power and instituted insane lockdown procedures.
Now one governor who’s in hot water got smacked down for violating one church’s rights.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has been a disaster.
He’s been so bad that he faces a recall after petitioners gathered the necessary 1.4 million signatures.
One of Newsom’s biggest failures was his handling of COVID-19, which included arbitrary and draconian orders.
Perhaps most disturbing was his treatment of churches.
But thanks to a Supreme Court ruling, churches’ First Amendment rights were upheld.
Newsom was forced to pay a steep fine because of his abuse of power.
From American Greatness:
“California Governor Gavin Newsom has been ordered to pay $1.35 million in a legal settlement to a Los Angeles-area church after its congregation was barred from worshiping by the state’s Covid restrictions. Newsom can no longer place lockdown rules on houses of worship as part of the settlement…Mat Staver, founder of the Liberty Counsel, which represented the Harvest Rock Church called Newsom the ‘worst governor in America,’ for religious freedom…The church stayed open [during the lockdown], and the pastor and parishioners were threatened with daily criminal charges that were up to a year in prison.”
Making Newsom’s treatment of churches all the more galling was his flouting of his own COVID restrictions.
Newsom got caught on more than one occasion violating his diktats on masking and social distancing.
He was notoriously photographed hosting a fancy indoor dinner at a posh restaurant.
The optics were so bad, Newsom had to apologize.
His mistake kicked the recall effort against him into high gear.
But Newsom wasn’t alone.
Several Democrat governors broke their own restrictions, proving that the elites believe in the creed of “rules for thee, but not for me.”
American Greatness continued:
“Gov. Newsom’s COVID restrictions intentionally discriminated against churches while providing preferential treatment to many secular businesses and gatherings,” Staver said…What’s important is this ruling is permanent. He cannot ever do this again.”
If Newsom loses his recall election, he won’t be doing anything in politics ever again.
The other terrible Democrat politicians shouldn’t be forgotten, either.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, one of the worst COVID tyrants, got caught at a restaurant in contravention of her own social distancing guidelines.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker got caught saying he had plans to travel for Thanksgiving after telling his constituents to stay home.
The same happened to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who had to scuttle his plans after the backlash.
In one of the most infuriating episodes of COVID hypocrisy, Los Angeles restaurateur Angela Marsden was forced to shut down her outdoor dining while a movie production only a few yards away was allowed to operate.
Democrat politicians across the country were horrendous in terms of handling COVID, and the chickens are coming home to roost.
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