SAN JOSE, Calif. – Gov. Gavin Newsom said his political attack ads running in Florida and Texas were in retaliation for a Republican-backed recall against him.
“I’m literally taking advantage of the moment I’m in,” Newsom said in an exclusive interview with CNBC. They nationalized the recall campaign against my state, and I’m just pushing back.”
Newsom successfully quashed a recall attempt in California last year. Newsom was asked if he was preparing for a presidential election, and he insisted he wasn’t.
“I can sleep at night,” Newsom said. “I go to bed at night against bullies like Ron DeSantis.”
Newsom’s re-election campaign ran an ad in July on a Florida TV station It blamed DeSantis. Newsom said in an ad, “Liberty is under attack in your state.” “I urge everyone who lives in Florida to join the fight or join California where we still believe in freedom – freedom of speech, freedom of choice, freedom from hate, freedom to love. It is recommended.”
California Governor Gavin Newsom successfully quashed a recall attempt in California last year. Newsom was asked if he was preparing for a presidential election, and he insisted he wasn’t.
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The 25-minute interview with Newsom took place after the governor formally signed into law the Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Act created to address homelessness in California. The bill would provide court-mandated care for uninhabited people with severe mental disorders.
“We’re dealing with what’s happening on our streets and sidewalks, especially when it comes to mental health, which is the most important issue,” Newsom said. I see people, most of the time, let’s be candid and self-medicate for drug and alcohol addiction.”
The CARE Court provides expedited response to families and first responders petitioning a judge to order an evaluation of a person with mental illness. If the person is eligible, the judge will make a detailed plan of care, including housing.
“This has come to light in California unlike any other state,” Newsom said. “This is not just California.
The law will be implemented statewide, starting in seven counties, including San Francisco, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego. Newsom said he hopes the program will eventually be rolled out nationwide.
Newsom also defended the Fast Food Labor Bill AB 257, which expands protections for fast food workers.
“There are sectors in our economy where workers have no voice, no choice, and their health and safety are often compromised. Disproportionate numbers of women and minorities work in those sectors. And it’s not just all teenagers, but also mothers who work a few hours a week and have been in the fast food industry for 20 years and they’re stuck. , wanted to create some sectoral negotiations to give them a little chance.
California’s current minimum wage is $15 an hour for businesses with more than 25 employees. The law, which would allow the new 10-member Congress to raise the minimum wage to $22, has drawn criticism from those who fear it will increase the cost of eating out.
“Today I got an In-N-Out burger right down the block offering $22 and I can’t even find the workers,” Newsom said. They blew it a while back in this economy and they’re just having a hard time finding workers and rightly so workers saying what you got me increase.”
As part of an extensive interview, Newsom also said:
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