(RepublicanInformer.com)- On Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that his decision to move Tesla’s headquarters out of Democrat-controlled California to Republican Texas was inspired by a foul-mouthed comment made by a leading Democratic politician in the state on Twitter.
Responding to an article published by Tesmanian.com, titled “Tesla Moved Its HQ to Texas Following Explicit Offer from California Assemblywoman.” The piece referenced a post made by State Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez in May of last year which simply read “F*ck Elon Musk.”
Musk responded to the report, stating, “exactly.”
F*ck Elon Musk.
— Lorena Gonzalez (@LorenaSGonzalez) May 10, 2020
Earlier this month, Musk announced that the headquarters for his electric and autonomous vehicle company Tesla would be moving to Austin, Texas. He has publicly admitted that his decision was also driven by the state’s lower taxes.
In May of last year, Musk also responded to the tweet with, “Message received.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 11, 2020
Gonzalez chose to target Musk over his refusal to comply with overreaching and terrifying COVID-19 mandates in the state of California. In May of last year, Musk violated COVID orders by reopening his California factory during the lockdown to ensure his business could continue functioning and his workers could keep their jobs and get back to work.
Gonzalez complained that Musk was violating orders despite his company being subsidized.
Do they like electric vehicles that will help the economy move away from fossil fuels or not?
The decision to move from California to Texas won’t just cost California in terms of revenue in the near term, but will deny the state growing revenue and jobs in the state as the company continues its incredible growth.
California could have been the home of the cars of the future. Not anymore, and the state can thank Gonzalez for that.