It appears that the Biden administration is also starting to panic about the ongoing recall effort in California against Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom.
On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced that he was endorsing Gavin Newsom despite the recall effort. The development is more proof that Democrats are starting to worry about the real possibility that Newsom may get recalled as governor.
President Joe Biden resoundingly endorsed Gov. Gavin Newsom against a looming recall vote on Thursday, telegraphing that the White House could come to Newsom’s aid in the race’s critical final weeks.
The Biden administration had already gone on the record opposing the vote to oust Newsom. But Biden’s statement was on a different order of magnitude and came as the White House considers deploying Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris — or both — on Newsom’s behalf.
“Governor Newsom is leading California through unprecedented crises,” Biden said in a statement. “He is a key partner in fighting the pandemic and delivering economic relief to working families and helping us build our economy back better than ever. He’s taking on the climate crisis and standing up for the rights of women, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community. He knows how to get the job done because he’s been doing it. And to keep him on the job, registered California voters should vote no on the recall election by September 14 and keep California moving forward.”
A source familiar with White House planning said both Biden and Harris intend to take an active role in the campaign’s homestretch. That could include in-person appearances and social media support.
Newsom is clearly feeling the heat. During an interview with the Sacramento Bee editorial board, Newsom lost control of himself after reporters started questioning him on his poor performance as governor including California’s high crime, homelessness, high taxes and high unemployment.
“The California dream is more like a mirage,” said one reporter to Newsom.
The pressure from the reporters sent Newsom into an unhinged, profanity laced rant where he slammed his hands on his desk, thinking it would get his point across. The Gateway Pundit counted almost 60 times that Newsom slammed his hands down.
“It’d be damn nice if our homegrown teams started focusing on what’s right!” Newsom said. “Everybody outside this state is bitching about this state because of our success!”
Newsom is also feeling pressure from Conservative radio show host Larry Elder, who is challenging the California governor in the upcoming recall.
According to Elder himself, he has raised almost $4.5 million in just the first 19 days of announcing his bid to replace California Governor Gavin Newsom in the special recall election scheduled for September 14th.
The total, according to his campaign, includes contributions received “from July 12, 2021, the day Elder announced his candidacy, to July 31, 2021, the end of the latest reporting period.” The team explained that 46,000 donors have backed him with their financial support, making the average donation $84.00.