California Governor Gavin Newsom just got the worst kind of news a politician can get and he may need a miracle to stop the inevitable.
A petition to recall Gavin Newsom just passed a key milestone and now has 750,000 signatures in favor of removing him from office.
Momentum shifted after he was pictured ignoring his own virus rules by dining with friends at a swanky Napa Valley restaurant without a mask.
The recall effort needs 1.5 million signatures to get on the ballot and let the people decide if he will stay in his job.
and before you say it is a longshot remember California successfully recalled a Dem Governor, Gray Davis, before.
From The Daily Mail:
Witnesses from the restaurant say that at one stage, the doors were closed so the group was completely inside.
Randy Economy, a senior adviser to the recall effort, said there was an outpouring of public anger after Newsom’s restaurant debacle last month with several hundred thousand petition signatures being signed since.
‘It has resonated,’ he said. ‘It’s about the arrogance of power.’
Newsom apologized for the dinner and said at the time: ‘I made a bad mistake. I should have stood up and … drove back to my house.
‘The spirit of what I’m preaching all the time was contradicted. I need to preach and practice, not just preach.
‘You have to own it, and you have to be forthright and I’m doing my best every single day in trying to model better behavior.’
Newsom had received high praise for his aggressive approach to the coronavirus last Spring, when he issued the nation’s first statewide stay-at-home order.
But now there is growing public angst over subsequent health orders that have shuttered schools and businesses and a massive unemployment benefits fraud scandal.
The public shaming continues for his ill-advised dinner at the French Laundry, an establishment that features a white truffle and caviar dinner for $1,200 per person.