California governor in the hot seat over pandemic response
Last updated 8/20/2020 at 6:31pm
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has had a summer of muddled messaging and bad news in the coronavirus fight, a trend crystallized recently by his delayed response to a data error that caused a backlog of nearly 300,000 virus test results.
"The buck stops with me; I'm accountable," he said in a tense news conference, Monday, Aug. 10, his first appearance since state officials revealed the error a week earlier. "No one's trying to hide that. No one's trying to mask that; we're owning that. We're moving forward to address those issues."
His tone couldn't have been more different from it was in M...