California Gov. Gavin Newsom Says He Will Fight The Recall
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In an interview with Joy Reid, California Gov. Gavin Newsom claimed that the recall efforts against him are being driven by right wing supporters.
“The principal sponsor of this recall effort wants to put microchips in immigrant aliens. We have folks that are literally part of the 3% militia group, right wing group, that are part of the principal proponents of this effort,” Newsom said.
“The RNC is the second largest donor to this effort. The “huck pack”, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich is out there, Devin Nunes, Trump mega donors have put in close to 3 millions dollars in this effort.”.
Newsom introduced his counter campaign, Stop the Republican Recall, in a tweet on March 15.
The site gives background to who the Newsom campaign believes is behind the recall, as well as statements from recall opponents. Democratic state party chairman Rusty Hicks released a statement as the recall movement gained momentum.
“The Republican National Committee, wealthy Trump donors and right-wing extremists have joined forces to disrupt California’s road to recovery…Despite the efforts by the GOP to take us back to some of our darkest days, CADEM is prepared to mobilize our grassroots people power and make it clear to voters that the Democratic Party is the only party focused on protecting the health and safety of all Californians and their families,” Hicks said.
As of right now, there is no confirmation of what political parties the signatures collected are associated with.
The recall Newsom campaign says they have over 2-million signatures, and only need 1.5-million verified signatures by March 17 to allow a recall vote on the ballot in California. So far, they have over 1.8-million verified signatures.
“The great thing is we had the opportunity to do what we could legally to make sure he was going to be held accountable and that was to enact this recall process,” senior advisor of the Recall Newsom campaign Randy Economy told Sciberr News in a previous interview.
“The days of politics as usual are now over in California, they are done and it’s because of the people.”
If the signatures are validated, Californians will be asked whether to recall Newsom or keep him as governor.
If the recall is unsuccessful, Newsom will be up for re-election in 2022.