(TheFreedomFlag.Com)- Nail salons in California are standing up to their Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom after he made the unsubstantiated claim that they were to blame for the first cases of the Chinese coronavirus in the state.
According to KGO, Newsom was asked why nail salons in the state were only part of the third phase of the reopening plan for the state and not part of phase 2, which many regions of the state will be entering soon. In response, Newsom claims that they should not be among the first businesses to reopen because they are responsible for the virus being in the state in the first place.
“This whole thing started in the state of California, the first community spread, in a nail salon,” he claimed on Thursday.
Immediately his comments triggered a huge backlash, with the beauty industry across the state criticizing him for making the unsubstantiated claims. The Vietnamese-American community, which is heavily invested in the beauty industry in California, hit back against the claims also. Now, it looks like Newsom is going to face legal action as a result of his claims too.
Tension is growing in California with many people who likely voted for him, including people who may usually be Democrats, getting angry about the way in which the pandemic is being handled. Newsom is expected to allow some businesses to open this month for curbside pickups and deliveries, but nail salons won’t be allowed to open for the foreseeable future.
An association of hair salons, nail salons, and barbershops announced that they are looking to sue the California Democratic governor to force him to allow them to reopen.
Fred Jones, the legal representative of the Professional Beauty Federation of California, told local press that many of the stores already open are potentially spreading the virus already.
“I have dealt at a very close proximity with cashiers, with Walmart associates, with Costco and Sam’s Club associates, with a Home Depot guy who helped me cut some wood…None of them had gloves,” he said. “Only some of them had masks.”
Jones said that when they successfully force the California state government to allow salons to be open, there won’t be a single on in the state that doesn’t use gloves and masks.
Could Newsom’s botched response to this pandemic be enough to encourage traditional Democratic voters to change the way they vote next time?