“It was quite a logistics nightmare,” Hoeven said. “Right before the governor is supposed to fly to Scotland — just two days before — he abruptly announces he’s not going to go.”
“If they had just been a little more forthcoming initially I think it would have gone a little more smoothly for him,” Sovern said. “A lot of that I think you lay at his doorstep for the way they handled the communication.”
Hoeven said lack of transparency from the governor’s office complicated her coverage of the story.
Ultimately it’s up to the governor’s office to be transparent about Newsom’s whereabouts, Sovern said.