Riverside County sheriff calls stay-at-home order ‘ridiculous,’ says Newsom hypocritical

Christopher Damien and Marie McCain

Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco has issued a video statement decrying Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plans to impose shutdowns across the state due to surging COVID-19 cases, and repeating his objection to penalizing those who don’t follow the new protocols.

Bianco said his department won’t be “blackmailed, bullied or used as muscle against Riverside County residents in the enforcement of the governor’s orders.”

The video, which was published on the department’s YouTube channel and shared through its social media, shows Bianco in uniform. He accuses Newsom of having a “dictatorial attitude” and being “extremely hypocritical.”


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I’d like to see the Sheriff’s detailed plan to improve this situation in Riverside County. https://patch.com/california/murrieta/burnout-illness-heart-health-care-workers-riverside-county

Ed Sunderland

Some people really get it! Thank you Sheriff, and recall Newsom!

Les B Vaughn

Hypocritical is not a strong enough word!

C. Collier

Well they do have prohibitions of certain words here 🙂