Newsom restaurant appearance in TikTok video spurs new questions

A spokesperson said Newsom was present in order to meet with the establishment's owners, who had received a relief grant.

In a TikTok video with celebrity George Lopez, California Gov. Gavin Newsom appeared in a restaurant that is located in an area where indoor dining is not permitted.

But the governor's office insists that Newsom, who is facing a recall, did not dine at the establishment.

Fox News reported that a spokesperson for the governor said that Newsom was present in order to meet with the owners, who had received a relief grant.

Newsom and Lopez were in Los Amigos restaurant in the TikTok video, according to the outlet.

Newsom was forced to apologize last year after dining at a restaurant during one of his lockdowns.

The recall gaining steam against him is based in part on frustration with his handling of the pandemic.