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

California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D) tweeted “F*ck Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskTesla network outage leaves owners unable to connect to vehicles The pandemic showed states that businesses don't need special favors Would becoming one of the first people to settle Mars be worth dying for? 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 NewsomOVERNIGHT ENERGY: California seeks to sell only electric cars by 2035 | EPA threatens to close New York City office after Trump threats to 'anarchist' cities | House energy package sparks criticism from left and right California seeks to sell only electric cars by 2035 EPA head questions connection of climate change to natural disasters 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."