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Los Angeles Supervisor Dines Out After Issuing Outdoor Eating Ban

Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl dined outdoors after she voted to ban outdoor dining at L.A. County’s restaurants because of health risks posed by COVID-19.

Kuehl was caught dining at Il Forno Trattoria in Santa Monica, California, after Fox 11 received a number of tips from citizens.

The ban will affect about 31,000 restaurants.

In response to media questions about her dining decision, her office issued a statement:

“She did dine al fresco at Il Forno on the very last day it was permissible. She loves Il Forno, has been saddened to see it, like so many restaurants, suffer from a decline in revenue. She ate there, taking appropriate precautions, and sadly will not dine there again until our Public Health Orders permit.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) criticized Kuehl over her power grab.

Critics pointed out Kuehl justified her vote to ban outdoor dining because she said, “Outside dining is the most dangerous situation.”

Avoiding restrictions is not new to elected officials in California.

California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom was caught eating indoors at a fancy restaurant a few weeks ago.

The dinner party included a lobbyist and all of the attendees were sitting close to each other without masks.

By ignoring the COVID-19 rules they force on the rest of the population, these government officials are showing their efforts are about control and not health.

If restaurants posed such a health risk, government officials would avoid them like the plague.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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