Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez discusses explicit tweet aimed at Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s ‘temper tantrum’ on CNN
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tesla’s factory reopened Monday with Elon Musk practically daring local authorities to arrest him. The plant apparently continued operations on Tuesday, and it wasn’t clear whether Tesla met a 5 p.m. PDT deadline to submit a site-specific plan to protect worker safety.
After Musk threatened to move the Tesla plant out of California, and into Texas or Nevada, because of the unelected Public Health Director mandating how he run his company, San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez tweeted, “F*ck Elon Musk” in response to the threat.
She clarified her explicit tweet at an American citizen writing, “California has highly subsidized a company that has always disregarded worker safety & well-being, has engaged in union busting & bullies public servants. I probably could’ve expressed my frustration in a less aggressive way. Of course, no one would’ve cared if I tweeted that.”
Musk responded to Gonzalez’s original tweet with a simple reply saying, “Message Received.”
Tuesday, Assemblywoman Gonzalez was on CNN to discuss her views on Musk reopening the Tesla production plant in violation of the Alameda County Public Health order.
Gonzalez said she believes “we all should be outraged that a millionaire who has got so much from their partnership from California, continues to put workers in unsafe positions, continues to union bust, continues to wave his middle finger at California, that we’re just supposed to allow that and let him throw his temper tantrum and do what he wants. There are mom and pop businesses that are struggling to open up and he should abide by the same rules as everyone else.”