UPDATED 7:53 AM PT – Friday, January 7, 2022
A small business owner in California is turning heads as he takes a stand against Governor Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 regulations. Philanzo King put the Democrat on notice amid renewed lockdown worries.
In an interview on Thursday, King, the owner of San Diego’s Dot Cocktail Lounge, was asked if he thinks business owners will comply if Newsom makes them shut down again.
“I think it’s gonna be very difficult this time to get people to comply because what we’ve all learned from the last situation was a lot of it was totally unnecessary,” he explained. “What he showed us is he locked down the restaurant in the color coded bars, in the same thing he opened back up in.”
King said the California governor’s COVID-19 regulations are useless and political. He then slammed Democrat leadership, saying they are making life more difficult for everyday Americans.
This comes at a time when the Democrat faces backlash after he extended the indoor mask mandate to February 15, prompting concern about more COVID-19 regulations to come and another tough year for businesses.
However, a growing number of small business owners in the heavily blue state are making their voices heard with King unapologetically standing up for his values and demanding Newsom find better solutions.