Now that enough signatures have been gathered to qualify the recall of Gavin Newsom for the ballot, the embattled California governor is beginning to sweat as his political future hangs in the balance.
For the first time, Newsom is now admitting that he is concerned about the possibility that he will be ousted from the governor’s mansion in Sacramento by an angry public looking to install competent leadership.
In his initial stop on a national media public relations blitz to generate sympathy and demonize the organizers of the recall, Newsom paid a visit to ABC’s “The View” where he found a welcoming audience with the popular daytime show’s stable of liberal hysterics.
According to Newsom, “Am I worried about it? Of course, I’m worried about it.”
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tells @TheView he’s taking the recall effort against him “seriously” and “going to fight this thing”: “It’s less about me, it’s more about… Democratic party values.”
— The View (@TheView) March 16, 2021
Newsom also bemoaned the recall by attempting to play the victim:
“I’ve only been in office 25 months, just 25 months there’s been six efforts to put a recall on the ballot. This one appears to have the requisite signatures. This started before the pandemic,”
“If you look at the list of grievances from the proponents of this campaign, it goes to our values, it’s less about me, it’s more about California and our values, Democratic Party values.”
He added, “I have to do my job every single day, but I’m gonna fight this thing because I’m gonna fight for California values and the things I hold dear.”
The governor also admitted that his now-infamous dinner party at an expensive Napa Valley eatery at a time when the little people were his restrictions was a mistake.
After receiving backlash for going against his own recommendations last year by attending a maskless, mostly indoor dinner at a restaurant while much of the state was on lockdown, California Gov. @GavinNewsom tells @TheView “it was a terrible mistake.” https://t.co/xOnQDip7Iu pic.twitter.com/xr83eMn5tg
— The View (@TheView) March 16, 2021
It was only after bombshell pictures of Newsom’s blatant violation of his own rules at The French Laundry went viral, that public opinion soured on a man who (like his New York counterpart Andrew Cuomo) was held up by the media as a national role model for COVID management.
Newsom is also stepping up efforts to discredit the recall and deny Californians a chance to participate in the “democracy” that Democrats constantly pay lip service to (while rigging the game against their adversaries).
He claimed that the recall is a diabolical plot by right-wing extremists (who promoted the batty QAnon conspiracy) in an effort to foment suspicion and distrust. A line that will soon be echoed by his Democrat allies in the corrupt media.
Gov. Gavin Newsom says that the “top ten proponents” of the recall effort against him are members of various “right-wing” extremist groups who “supported the insurrection and quite literally, enthusiastically support QAnon conspiracy theories.”
“That’s the origin here” pic.twitter.com/nAsMzmDYBX
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 16, 2021
With the deadline for the signature-gathering phase of the recall falling on St. Patrick’s Day, the necessary 1.5 million has been reached and organizers expect to have over 2 million as the recall now moves into the verification phase. It will go to voters later this year, giving Californians the opportunity to deliver a thumbs down on Newsom’s disastrous response to COVID.
Despite all of the lockdowns imposed by Newsom’s dictatorial edicts, the state has struggled mightily to manage infections and continues to be the worst in the nation. One year after Santa Clara County’s declaration of a public health emergency was the first domino to fall in what would be a crushing wave of restrictions. Now tens of millions of lives have been wrecked and an untold number of small businesses destroyed.
Ever since the initial lockdown, everything Newsom has touched has been a disaster. Voters will decide on whether or not to fire him, even if it would likely only result in him being offered a job by the Biden administration in Washington D.C.
Governor Newsom has good reason to be worried because the day of reckoning is coming.