February 2 According to a report by the “Central News Agency”, California Governor Newsom and his family, as well as the winery he founded, have received a number of violent and death threats, suspected to be related to Newsom’s pandemic prevention policy, and the police have conducted an in-depth investigation.
According to emails and voicemails obtained by the U.S. media, in addition to threatening Newsom and his wife and children, there are also emails that threaten to burn the wineries owned by Newsom’s PlumpJack Group.
PlumpJack Group is a tourism service enterprise established in Newsom in 1992.
Ferguson, spokesman for the California Office of Emergency Services, confirmed the receipt of these threats in a written statement.
He noted: “Any threat to elected officials, including public or private property, is subject to strict and close surveillance by local, state or federal law enforcement.”
Newsom, a Democrat, took active measures against the coronavirus pandemic, became the target of political opponents, and even launched his dismissal.
In March 2020, Newsom issued the first strictest stay-at-home pandemic prevention order in the United States, which was well received.
However, people are dissatisfied with the subsequent pandemic prevention orders such as school closures and commercial activities, as well as a large number of unemployment benefits being fraudulently received.
Fox News pointed out that Newsom faces Republican threats against stay-at-home orders.
Outsiders criticized him for asking Californians to prevent the pandemic at home, but he failed to set an example, such as his visit to the high-end restaurant in Napa Wine Country in early November 2020.
On January 25, Newsom suddenly announced the cancellation of California’s long-time stay-at-home pandemic prevention order, restarting most commercial activities, and reopening restaurants providing outdoor meals.
Many experts believe that California is not yet in time to lift the ban, and were surprised by such a decision, which made Newsom the target of criticism again.