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Newsom Bans State Worker Travel to Montana, then Vacations There

Governor Newsom has been outspokenly critical of Christians and politicians who advocate for pro-family policies, to the point of banning state-funded travel to certain states. However, his rules are so absurd that he isn’t even willing to follow them himself.

California’s AB 1887 states that “California must take action to avoid supporting or financing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.”

It prohibits California tax-payer travel to a list of states with laws that “discriminate” against gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender residents.

The travel ban applies to one-third of America, and four states were recently added due to their laws protecting women’s sports.

Despite this law and his grandiose declarations that paint Christians in red states as homophobic, Newsom vacationed in one of the states listed in the travel ban.

Newsom and his family traveled to Montana on July 1. The governor’s office announced that he would be out of state, but did not initially disclose his location. While there are seven exceptions outlined in the mandate, none of them apply to Newsom’s situation. 

Montana was added to California’s travel ban as a result of two bills. The first prevents transgender women from competing in school sports against biological women and the second protects religious liberty and allows businesses to refuse to provide services that run contrary to their deeply held beliefs, including services for same-sex weddings.

According to the California Attorney General’s office, the ban “is about aligning our dollars with our values.” Newsom’s actions, however, tell a different story.

Newsom has supported this travel ban since it was implemented in 2016, but that didn’t stop him from taking his taxpayer-funded security detail with him on vacation to a banned state.

Several Republican leaders took note of Newsom’s hypocrisy and rightfully called him out.

“California’s ‘travel ban’ is an absurd policy. The hypocrisy of our absurd governor is just the latest illustration,” said Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin).

“Running off to Montana and not telling anyone just proves that he has no regard for his own rules,” said Republican National Committee spokeswoman Hallie Balch.

Newsom’s rules are so absurd that he can’t even follow them. This was clear when he violated his own COVID-19 protocols, appeared maskless for photos at a sporting event while enforcing mask mandates, or sent his children to private school while the public ones remained closed.

Californians deserve better than a hypocritical leader who restricts freedoms while he enjoys them.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom admitted going maskless “for a few moments” at the 49ers-Rams NFL game – in defiance of a mask mandate.

California needs representatives who will fight back against abortion radicalism and prioritize meaningful reform over shallow virtue signaling.

 

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