By Assemblyman Kevin Kiley – January 18, 2022
Gavin Newsom has declared California “a model for the nation.” This is the height of delusion. His ruinous policies are a model for what the nation must avoid.
Delusion is probably too kind of a word. The other day, Newsom claimed we’d have “40,000 more Californians dead” if we’d taken Florida’s approach to COVID. That is wildly and perversely false. There is truly no bottom for this Governor.
But this much is true. California’s failures are spreading – and I’m not just referring to Kamala Harris. Newsom’s Labor Secretary also failed up to Washington, as did former AG Xavier Becerra, now in Biden’s cabinet. And of course, Newsom wants to be President himself (speaking of delusions).
So it made perfect sense when, a few days ago, I learned one of Newsom’s top aides is preparing to run against me for Congress. I’m the last person he wants to have a national platform, being uniquely situated to show how he’s ruining California.
He wants his person in this seat, to peddle the “model for the nation” fantasy. Because if I’m elected, our movement will be a powerful force stopping Newsom’s policies – and Newsom himself – from going national.