By Kevin Kiley – May 11, 2023
This week, I addressed the House of Representatives on the collapse of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. You can watch the 15-minute speech here.
With Whole Foods, Nordstrom, T-Mobile, Saks, and Anthropologie all announcing their departure, San Francisco is in total free fall. My goal was to show the rest of the country what has happened to the home of Newsom, Pelosi, and Kamala Harris:
“If California offers a preview of where our country is headed, San Francisco offers an even starker warning. This is the part of our state where failed policies, radical politics, and public corruption are in their most advanced stage – and where residents are most rapidly fleeing.”
“Indeed, before he was Governor of California, Newsom was Mayor of San Francisco. Fittingly, it was during his ‘Red State’ tour last month, where he lectured other states on how to govern themselves, that Newsom’s own home city reached the point of total collapse.”
It’s been a rough week for Newsom. He just had to dismiss the $800 billion in payouts proposed by his own Reparations Commission, confirming what I said at the time and again recently on Meet the Press: the commission was a stunt to distract from his own failures.
Meanwhile, amidst Newsom’s flailing attacks on our deficit reduction bill, we exposed his own default on an $18 billion federal loan California took out after Julie Su squandered billions to fraudsters. By Janet Yellen’s definition, our Governor is a “deadbeat.”
Finally, Newsom’s laughable attempt to blame the House GOP, not Biden, for the border crisis just became even more farcical. Moments ago we passed H.R. 2, the strongest border security bill in history – on the very day Biden is ending Title 42 and unleashing historic chaos.
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Kevin Kiley is a California Congressman