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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 MuskOn the Money: Dow breaks 30,000 for first time as Biden transition ramps up | Consumer confidence falls as COVID-19 rages | Grocery, retail workers urge reinstatement of hazard pay ahead of holiday rush Elon Musk passes Bill Gates to become world's second-richest person in Bloomberg rankings SpaceX capsule arrives at International Space Station 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 NewsomVaccine skepticism emerges as early test for Biden Mayor of Denver apologizes for holiday travel after advising residents to stay put California, Texas shatter single-day nationwide record for new coronavirus cases 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."