The office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that an in-person dinner for new Democratic members of the House of Representatives was canceled following a viral photo showing tables being set up for the event—with some questioning the optics in the midst of the CCP virus pandemic.
However, according to her spokesman, Drew Hammill, the event has since been scuppered for the most part.
Hammill, in a subsequent post, described how House members and staff members were grabbing their boxed meals instead of dining inside the building.
Also in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, told the San Francisco Chronicle that he made a mistake when he attended a birthday party for a staffer.