Last Monday, four Democratic California state legislators and one independent were sworn-into office. It only took a few hours for them to be spotted dining at a restaurant despite Wuhan-Flu restrictions. 

“Assembly members Adrin Nazarian, D-West Toluca Lake, Chad Mayes, I-Rancho Mirage, Tasha Boerner Horvath, D-Encinitas, Marc Levine, D-Marin County, and Chris Ward, D-San Diego, along with Mayes’ fiancée, attended a dinner Monday evening at Maydoon, a newer restaurant in Sacramento’s Midtown neighborhood,” the Sacramento Bee reported. 

The lockdown law had not yet gone into effect, but was going to in just three days. Is the virus less deadly on Monday than on Thursday?  Although they didn’t violate the law, it shows a lack of respect for the guidelines.  Especially since public health officials have warned against meeting with members from different households.
Reporters from the Sacramento Bee asked the legislators why they were gathered at the restaurant. Democratic Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian replied, “Can we not have dinner?” 
This is just the latest controversy surrounding California Democrats acting against their own recommendations. Governor Gavin Newsom received backlash after attending a multiple-household birthday party at a restaurant while the government was urging Californians to avoid those exact scenarios. 
The Wuhan Flu is hard enough to deal with.  Our politicians’ double-standards make it worse.

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.