‘Murderous’: California Gov. Gavin Newsom Engages in Twitter War With Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Over Vaccine Misinformation
California Governor Gavin Newsom recently engaged in a Twitter war against Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
The Wrap reported that the exchange of tweets between the officials happened on Monday, July 26, as the California governor urged Californians to get vaccinated due to the highly contagious Delta coronavirus variant in Los Angeles and other parts of the state.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom Slams Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Twitter
The Twitter war between Gavin Newsom and Marjorie Taylor Greene started when the California governor slammed those promoting COVID vaccine disinformation during a press event, CBS Bay Area reported.
Gavin Newsom mentioned the Georgia representative, saying they were exhausted with people like her and the right-wing echo chamber that perpetuates misinformation on the vaccine and its safety and effectiveness.
Marjorie Taylor Greene took to Twitter to express her thoughts on the California governor's public comments. The Georgia lawmaker said Californians were exhausted by Newsom's "communist dictatorship" that had closed businesses, schools, and churches.
"Shutting down businesses, closing churches, schools, and beaches is disgraceful. Mandating vaccines against people's will is unconscionable. Which is why you're being recalled," Greene tweeted.
.@GavinNewsom you know what is exhausting to the people of California?— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) July 26, 2021
Your communist dictatorship.
Shutting down businesses, closing churches, schools, and beaches is disgraceful
Mandating vaccines against people’s will is unconscionable
Which is why you’re being recalled.
More than an hour after the Georgia official wrote her comments on Twitter, Gavin Newsom responded and labeled Marjorie Taylor Greene's vaccine misinformation "murderous."
"Your anti-vaccine lies are literally killing Americans. Your own supporters are following you off a cliff and into the ICU," Newsom also wrote in reply to Greene's earlier tweet.
The California governor ended his tweet by urging the official to "come clean about vaccines," emphasizing that "they save lives."
Disgraceful? Here's a word -- murderous.— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) July 26, 2021
Your anti-vaccine lies are literally killing Americans. Your own supporters are following you off a cliff and into the ICU.
Come clean about vaccines -- they save lives. https://t.co/pJjlzJ3TVJ
It was not the first time Gavin Newsom called out Marjorie Taylor Greene over the vaccine issue. In an interview on MSNBC's "Ayman Mohyeldin Reports" on Monday, July 26, the California governor cited the Georgia lawmaker and Fox News' Tucker Carlson as part of the group, which he claimed is responsible for the 25 percent of California adult residents who remain unvaccinated.
Gavin Newsom added that Greene, Carlson, and Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson were placing the lives of people at risk due to the vaccine misinformation they conveyed.
"People are dying because of the misinformation, either knowingly or unknowingly, regardless, time to call it out," the California governor said.
California Will Require Proof of Vaccination Among State and Health Care Workers
During Monday's press conference, Gavin Newsom announced that they would require all state and health care workers to present proof of vaccination or undergo weekly testing for those who are not vaccinated, KCRA reported.
Newsom's office noted that vaccinations are not being mandated, but it's encouraging local government and other employers to adopt a similar vaccine verification protocol.
The new California policy would take effect for state workers beginning August 2, while the new policy for health care workers and congregate facilities will start on August 9. Meanwhile, health care facilities would have until August 23 to fully comply with the new policy.
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Written By: Joshua Summers
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