Why Twitter Can't Stop Talking About Where Governor Gavin Newsom Is

It's no secret that Republicans have been critical of California's Governor Gavin Newsom. After a failed attempt at recalling Newsom, the GOP and their supporters have continuously questioned the governor (via AP News). Larry Elder, the candidate who would have likely replaced Newsom if the recall was successful, made this comment regarding the failed recall attempt: "Let's be gracious in defeat. We may have lost the battle, but we are going to win the war."

It seems that Elder and his supporters are continuing to fight the war. This time, they are bringing attention to the fact that Newsom has not been seen in the public eye since late October (via Fox News). "I don't know where Gavin Newsom is and won't speculate," tweeted Kevin Kiley, a Republican assemblyman from California. "But it's pretty strange for the Governor to disappear for 11 days without explanation." So, why are people on Twitter so concerned with the governor's whereabouts?

Twitter assumed the worst about the governor

Critics of the California governor have been vocal on Twitter about his absence from the public eye. One user tweeted, "Gavin Newsom hasn't been seen in almost 2 weeks, after taking his 'booster' shot in late Oct." He continues, "He canceled his speech at the Climate Hoax summit in Europe. The event is of utmost virtue-signaling importance to [people] like Newsom. Where is Gavin Newsom? The public deserves to know."

Twitter's main storyline seems to be that Newsom has been out of the public eye due to complications from receiving his COVID-19 booster shot. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the governor received a Moderna booster after getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine back in March. This has made people, especially on Twitter, question if the vaccine played a role in his absence.

However, it seems that he is dealing with family obligations (via ABC7 News). According to his spokesperson, Erin Mellon, he will be back in action next week. "The Governor will participate in a couple events next week focused on global efforts to advance zero-emission vehicles and to move beyond oil."

It seems like Newsom is not suffering from some sort of vaccine-induced illness. It sounds as though he will be back working in the public eye soon.