California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he canceled trip to climate summit after an 'intervention' from his kids

In mezzo a un turbinio di domande sulla sua assenza dagli occhi del pubblico nell'ultima settimana, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that he had decided to cancel his plans to attend the United Nations climate summit in Scotland after what he described asan intervention” dai suoi figli, who couldn’t believe he was going to miss Halloween.

The Democratic governor, who spent much of the summer campaigning against the ultimately unsuccessful effort to remove him from office, spoke about the pull of his responsibilities as a father and a husband during an in-person appearance at the California Economic Summit in Monterey. Ha detto che “it’s been a hell of a couple of years for all of us,” especially parents. And he encouraged fathers to prioritize family time, especially after a year when mothers have picked up a lot of extra responsibilities.
I’ve been on this damn treadmill. We’ve gone from crisis to crisisfrom wildfires to extreme drought to social justice and unrestwhile dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Newsom ha detto. He added that after he had defeated the recall effort in mid-September, he had jumped back into bill signings and other state business during an intense work period.
    As he was preparing to go to Europe for the summit with his wife, he had what he described asthat dinnerwith his four children, whose ages range from 5 per 12.
      “I bambini, letteralmente, they kind of had an intervention. They said they couldn’t believe that I was going to miss Halloween,” Newsom ha detto. “Mom and dad missing Halloween, for them, is worse than Christmas, missing Christmas. And I woke up that next morning with something that’s probably familiar to a lot of parentsthat knot in your stomach that I had no damn choice, I had to cancel that trip.
        Newsom said that he instead had gone trick-or-treating with his familyall dressed as a clan of piratesand attended his kidssoccer tournament over the Halloween weekend, when all four of them were playing. He also took his children to work last week at the state Capitol.
        Last weekend, he attended the wedding of Ivy Getty, the great-granddaughter of J. Paul Getty, but he did not attend the reception, Newsom spokeswoman Erin Mellon said.
          The California governor, whose last public appearance before Tuesday’s conference had been when he got his Covid-19 booster shot on October 27, said he had spent last week at the Capitoldiving deepinto issues at the state’s ports and plans to curb a winter Covid surge, and writing the upcoming state budget.
          It’s probably the most productive week I’ve had since I’ve been governor,” Egli ha detto.
            When the moderator of Tuesday’s fireside chat with Newsom joked that he was relieved that the governor had not been abducted by aliens, Newsom mocked the Twitter accounts that had sprung up drawing attention to his absence from the public spotlight.
            I think we’d all do well taking some time away from social media,” Egli ha detto.

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