It’s the second time this week that Newsom, a Democrat, has ripped the actions of his Republican counterpart Greg Abbott of Texas.
Just minutes after Newsom announced on Tuesday that seven local counties were being allowed to reopen further due to falling Covid-19 numbers, the CA governor excoriated a decision that same day by Abbott to lift his state’s mask mandate.
Sharing an Associated Press story on Twitter, Newsom wrote simply, “Absolutely reckless.”
Abbott felt differently.
“Removing statewide mandates does not end personal responsibility,” AP quoted Abbott as saying. “It’s just that now state mandates are no longer needed,” he said. Mississippi also lifted its mask requirement on Tuesday.
Abbott later wrote triumphantly on Twitter,