Jack Davis, Western Journal, March 16, 2021
As a recall election in California seems all but assured, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s supporters are saying racism is at the root of the dissatisfaction that has led more than 2 million Californians to sign petitions to hold the recall vote.
“Who’s behind the partisan recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom,” an ad attacking the recall effort, generated from the “Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Newsom” group, began.
“Anti-vaccine QAnon extremists, violent white supremacists — like the Proud Boys who attacked our nation’s Capitol on Jan. 6 — and the same right-wing Republican politicians who supported [former President] Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the election.”
The video then implied people could side with either Newsom or enemies of the state.
“Instead of helping fight the pandemic, national Republicans are coming to fight Californians,” the ad concluded, calling the recall a “power grab.”
Newsom is rolling out big political guns to hold onto power, according to CNN, which said Newsom now has the backing of Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Alex Padilla of California, as well as Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
As of Thursday, the campaign passed the 2 million signature mark, according to the Los Angeles Times.