By Assemblyman Kevin Kiley – July 14, 2022
Gavin Newsom has received a national award for “transformative improvements to education.” Next, the Cookie Monster will be honored for promoting health and fitness.
Sadly, it is not a joke. Newsom was in Washington, D.C. yesterday to collect the “Frank Newman Award for State Innovation” from the so-called Education Commission of the States. His delusional acceptance speech was dedicated to attacking “red states.”
I’ve written a letter to the Commission condemning their baffling choice. You can read it here. Apparently, the decision was based solely on the fact that California spends a lot of money. Nevermind that we get the absolute worst results.
Newsom is now considered by many pundits to be the likely Democrat nominee if Biden doesn’t run. If elected to Congress, I will make sure every American knows what he’s done to California. It will be the biggest landslide defeat since Reagan swept 49 states.
As the latest affront, Newsom’s “emergency” COVID rules for the early release of prisoners are being made permanent. Meanwhile, Starbucks has announced it’s closing several California stores because of out-of-control crime.
But some good news: we’ve stopped Newsom from shutting down the House of Oliver. After we exposed this attempt at political retaliation against an outspoken critic of his lockdowns, Newsom was forced to back off. The restaurant remains open and thriving.