Gavin Newsom Requires Proof of Vaccination — at Car Rally; UPDATE: Canceled

Governor Gavin Newsom watches as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is prepared by Director of Inpatient Pharmacy David Cheng at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles, California on December 14, 2020. - The United States kicked off a mass vaccination drive Monday hoping to turn the tide on …
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom will require attendees at a campaign rally in Daly City on Friday to show proof of vaccination — even though they will be sitting in their cars.

Newsom is holding a 2020-style “car rally,” maximizing the “social distancing” among attendees to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which is surging in the state despite aggressive vaccination and Newsom’s mask and vaccine mandates.

Biden Harris car rally (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

A campaign worker carries a stack of pylons to be used in directing motorists during a car rally for Doug Emhoff, husband of Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, at East High School late Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Denver. More than 70 motorists took part in the rally to urge people to get out and vote in the upcoming election. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The website for the event, which will feature an appearance by Vice President Kamala Harris, explains that the rally will require all attendees to be vaccinated, and to wear masks, despite the fact that they will never even be leaving their cars (original emphasis):

Please join Vice President Kamala Harris and Governor Gavin Newsom for the Stop the Republican Recall Car Rally.

About this event


Location: Parking lot at Cow Palace Arena & Event Center, 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, CA 94014

Time: Gates open at 11:00 AM. Rally begins at 1:00 PM. The earlier you arrive, the better parking spot you will get.

Important information:

Security and health protocols will be in place. Make sure you’re on time.

Must provide proof of vaccine or negative test within 72 hours for driver and all attendees in car

Please bring a mask

(Update: The rally has been canceled in the aftermath of the terror attacks on U.S. forces in Afghanistan, with Vice President Harris returning to Washington, DC, following the conclusion of her trip to Southeast Asia.)

Newsom is facing the fight of his political life, as several recent polls show that he is in danger of being recalled. His likely replacement would be conservative talk radio host Larry Elder, who is leading polls among candidates to replace Newsom.

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 recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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