Gavin Newsom Returns to California After Leaving During Blizzard Crisis

California Gov. Gavin Newsom looks on during a visit the Antioch Water Treatment Plant on
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) returned to the state on Sunday after leaving the state Thursday for unspecified reasons and for an unknown destination, as thousands of residents remained trapped by snow.

As Breitbart News and others reported, Newsom left as mountain communities in San Bernardino County and elsewhere remained stranded, with many residents desperate for food, medicine, and fuel and supplies ran low.

The governor had belatedly declared a state of emergency for 13 counties on Wednesday — a week after the blizzards began to sweep the state, dumping snow on the Sierra Nevada and mountains in Southern California.

And then, bizarrely, he left the state — returning only at midday on Sunday, according to his office.

“Governor Gavin Newsom has returned to the state,” his office said in an eight-word press statement.

Meanwhile, residents continued to suffer, as promised National Guard troops never arrived in some towns. The San Bernardino Sun reported on Saturday evening that fear was spreading throughout the mountains:

Milika’a has breast cancer and was only two weeks into treatment when the blizzard hit her Running Springs home. While Milika’a is due for treatment Thursday, like many others in the San Bernardino Mountains, she’s snowed in and unable to leave except on foot.

She contacted the Sheriff’s Department who suggested she take a shuttle from a local shelter — which she’d have to walk to — but said it’s not feasible as a cancer patient.

In nearby Lake Arrowhead, Rebecca Arrowood’s diabetes supplies were due for delivery Saturday. But they never arrived.

 While he was away, Newsom continued to troll Republican-governed states over social issues.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the new biography, Rhoda: ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order’. He is also the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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