CALIFORNIA Governor Gavin Newsom has still not been seen in public – 12 days after he had his Covid booster vaccine.
The Democrat also abruptly canceled a visit to Glasgow, Scotland on October 29 where the COP26 climate summit is being held.
Newsom's office said the politician wouldn’t make the trip because of “family commitments”, according to SFGate.
The governor hasn’t held any press conferences or not made any public appearances in the meantime.
Newsom’s press secretary Daniel Lopez told SFGate that the politician worked at the state Capitol last week and is due to resume “normal appearances” this week.
He said: “Last week Governor Newsom worked in the Capitol with staff on urgent issues including COVID-19 vaccines for kids, boosters, ports, the forthcoming state budget, and California’s continued economic recovery,"
“He will have public events this week related to the economy and vaccines.”
Lopez said Newsom didn’t cancel his visit to Scotland because of the booster shot.
Newsom received his booster shot on October 27 in Oakland.
He appeared to flex in celebration as he encouraged Californians to get vaccinated, DailyMail.com reports.
His Twitter account appeared to go silent between October 28 and November 2, fueling speculation online.
But, on November 1, he uploaded a family photograph to Instagram where his four young kids appear to be wearing pirate costumes for Halloween.
His Twitter account has been more active in recent days as he urged kids between 5-11 to get vaccinated.
And, he wished Terry McAuliffe and Gov. Phil Murphy well ahead of the gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey.
He uploaded a video of a pre-recorded statement where he made remarks about the Diwali festival.
The governor's wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom appeared to address the speculation in a now-deleted tweet.
She said: “It’s funny how certain folks can’t handle truth.
"When someone cancels something, maybe they’re just in the office working; maybe in their free time, they’re at home with their family, at their kids’ sports matches, or dining out with their wife. Please stop hating and get a life.”
The governor is expected to appear virtually at the COP26 summit which ends on November 12.
Newsom staved off efforts to remove him from office as California’s governor in September’s recall election.
More than five million Californians voted against ousting Newsom.
Speaking at a victory event at the time, Newsom said: “No is not the only thing that was expressed tonight. We said yes to science. We said yes to vaccines. We said yes to ending this pandemic.
“We said yes to people’s right to vote without fear of fake fraud or voter suppression.”
Newsom came under fire last November as he appeared to flout his own Covid rules after apparently being pictured dining at the French Laundry restaurant with maskless friends.
Newsom's Communications Director Nathan Click initially said that the party “followed public health guidelines and the restaurant’s health protocols – all in line with the state’s rules for restaurant operation.” But after the San Francisco Chronicle broke the story, Newsom admitted that he should not have gone, reported the Daily Beast.
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