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California lawmaker tweets 'F*ck Elon Musk' after threat to leave state

California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D) tweeted “F*ck Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskJudge orders Tesla to turn over documents on Musk compensation plan The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Biden sales pitch heads to Virginia and Louisiana SpaceX's Elon Musk has become the coolest capitalist of them all MORE” on Saturday evening after the Tesla CEO threatened to move the company out of the state over its stay-at-home order.

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“California has highly subsidized a company that has always disregarded worker safety & well-being, has engaged in union busting & bullies public servants,” Gonzalez, who represents the southern San Diego area, said in a follow-up tweet on Sunday. “I probably could’ve expressed my frustration in a less aggressive way. Of course, no one would’ve cared if I tweeted that.”

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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 NewsomGavin NewsomRepublican campaigns for California governor with 1000-pound bear Caitlyn Jenner: California needs a 'thoughtful disruptor' Carper asks EPA to require half of new cars to be zero-emissions by 2030 MORE (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 had 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.

"Frankly, this is the final straw," Musk tweeted. "Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately. If we even retain Fremont manufacturing activity at all, it will be dependent on how Tesla is treated in the future."