After Tesla CEO Elon Musk sued Alameda County and threatened to move the company out of the state to either Texas or Nevada over its stay-at-home order, Democratic state politician Lorena S Gonzalez from San Diego tweeted:
In a follow-up tweet on Sunday, Assemblywoman Gonzalez clarified her tweet and stated she could have expressed herself differently.
Musk, who has been a vocal critic of lockdown measures in the state, said on Saturday that the company would sue a San Francisco-area county over continued restrictions on manufacturing. Days earlier, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) rolled out guidance for reopening the state’s manufacturing sector but gave some local officials the option to keep some restrictions in place.
Alameda County Health Officer Erica Pan said officials had “asked [Tesla] to wait” to reopen, adding that the company has not yet been given “the green light” to begin the process. Tesla on Thursday emailed employees about tentative plans to resume “limited operations” in Fremont, Calif., including bringing back nearly 30 percent of workers to the factory by Friday.