By Assemblyman Kevin Kiley – June 27, 2022
Gavin Newsom will never be President. But apparently, no one has informed him of this fact.
The last few weeks, Newsom has left no doubt about his plans. And the press has noticed:
- “Gavin Newsom lines up potential White House run” (Times of London)
- Newsom “laying the groundwork for a future White House run” (NY Times)
- Newsom “positioning himself for a White House run in 2024” (Politico)
For years Newsom has tried to parlay his wrecking-ball governorship into national fame. It’s been a comedy – and tragedy – of errors. (Watch the embarrassing Mario Kart animation he made his first year; read my chapter about how he tried to use COVID to launch a presidential bid.)
Lately, the stunts have grown more frequent and more outrageous. Almost all his tweets are partisan attacks on Republicans like Ron DeSantis. Newsom also announced he’d joined Truth Social to “call out Republican lies.”
He even appears ready to push Kamala aside. Politico reports Democrats “aren’t so sure anymore that Newsom would stand down” if she runs. A top Kamala advisor snapped that Newsom is “Icarus” for “flying too close to the sun.”
I’m running for Congress so we can warn America about what Newsom and the Supermajority’s disastrous policies have done to California. Now, we may have to issue a more urgent warning: about the disaster of Newsom himself.
Our General Election campaign is now in full swing, and we finally have full results from the Primary. It was expected to be a close race, but our movement showed its true strength: we won the GOP Primary by over 50,000 votes and finished first among all candidates.