On Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to move both the company headquarters and production facilities to Texas or Nevada if they were not allowed to reopen as soon as possible, as California Globe reported.
Then Musk took to Twitter and announced he would Sue Alameda County: “The unelected & ignorant ‘Interim Health Officer’ of Alameda is acting contrary to the Governor, the President, our Constitutional freedoms & just plain common sense!” Musk Tweeted.
Frankly, this is the final straw. Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately. If we even retain Fremont manufacturing activity at all, it will be dependen on how Tesla is treated in the future. Tesla is the last carmaker left in CA.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2020
The billionaire CEO, who employs 10,000 at his Alameda plant, said Tesla would relocate its headquarters and future programs out-of-state.
Not long after this news was covered by most California news outlets, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) showed her true colors again when she Tweeted “F*ck Elon Musk.”
F*ck Elon Musk.
— Lorena (@LorenaSGonzalez) May 10, 2020
Gonzalez, a former labor leader, authored Assembly Bill 5 which has nearly destroyed Californians’ ability to work as independent contractors and freelancers.
Immediately, Twitter blew up with appropriate responses:
OAN’s Liz Wheeler replied:
“Good job presenting the science behind the CA lockdown (in response to a constituent who employs tens of thousands of people)… oh wait no. You have no science to justify your lockdown. So you resort to profanity to try to silence dissent. Please keep speaking truth @elonmusk.“
Good job presenting the science behind the CA lockdown (in response to a constituent who employs tens of thousands of people)… oh wait no. You have no science to justify your lockdown. So you resort to profanity to try to silence dissent. Please keep speaking truth @elonmusk.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) May 10, 2020
Brandon Sario replied to Lorena:
Because of you and your potty mouth, businesses are leaving. pic.twitter.com/USumsegcjx
— Brandon Saario (@SaarioBrandon) May 10, 2020
San Diego radio host Mike Slater replied:
She is the only person to have used the F word on my radio show. Fun Lorena fact.
— slaterradio (@slaterradio) May 10, 2020
Sonjia Culper replied:
A particularly astute reply from someone who’s Twitter handle is just “R:”
Average Tesla Motors Salary $94k..one of the largest manufacturing employers in California..more than 10,000 employees at Fremont factory..A responsible CA Leg would be working with Tesla to stay in California. Those workers pay good amount in taxes.
Texas Governor Gregg Abbott re-Tweeted Musk’s Tweet:
Let’s hope Elon Musk wins his lawsuit – California needs the industry and jobs.
Meanwhile, Stay Classy Lorena.