Several California lawmakers are pressing Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) for details on the nearly $1 billion deal for the state to receive medical masks. The governor about two weeks ago announced a contract with Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD to purchase masks needed during the coronavirus pandemic. But Newsom’s office has released few details about the agreement, even though the state has already wired $495 million to BYD, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“The legislature does have budget authority and oversight authority, and it’s really important that we know that an acquisition of this magnitude is open, and we’re knowledgeable about it,” State Sen. Jim Nielsen (R) told The Hill.
One America’s Pearson Sharp spoke with Sen. Brian Jones (R-Calif.), who said there's no reason for Newsom to keep the details secret.
nancy pelosi’s nephew https://t.co/DlCarVaxYa— ❌SPQR; CARTHAGO DELENDA EST❌ (@BorobodurA) May 2, 2020
Someone should look into the $1B deal Newsom made with Byd China an automobile maker for masks. Byd was struggling end of last year, now it’s making masks and selling at $5 each. How is that a good deal? @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/7jL9EvwOgd— WNY Royal 👑 (@wcny228) April 30, 2020
BYD was a failing CHINESE company...— LEANN SEEHUSEN (@SAMMIESMILES8) April 30, 2020
Warren Buffett's 'Berkshire Hathaway' is invested in BYD...
Read the Joint Legislative Budget Committee letter submitted to the state's executive branch on April 9 requesting the “full details” of the agreement below.