Rep. Tom McClintock (R–Elk Grove) made the remarks during Morning Hour speeches on the House floor Thursday following days of bad press over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s maskless birthday dinner for a former advisor and current lobbyist, Jason Kinney, at Napa-based restaurant The French Laundry.

Newsom received added blowback when it was unearthed that two top executives for the California Medical Association participated in the rule-breaking dinner.

Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.