Family issues keeps Governor Newsom out of public sight

Gavin Newsom
Posted at 5:40 PM, Nov 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-06 00:07:59-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A week after abruptly canceling plans to attend the United Nations climate summit in Scotland, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has receded from public view to deal with unspecific family obligations.

When the surprising announcement was made Oct. 29, his office said Newsom planned to participate virtually in the conference this week. But he did not.

Spokesperson Erin Mellon now says he will appear virtually next week.

Newsom's last public appearance was Oct. 27, when he received a coronavirus booster shot.

His office did not respond to questions Friday about what the governor has been doing this week.