Politics Kamala Harris Backs Gavin Newsom As He Faces Recall Election
Gavin Newsom Recall Primed to Backfire on California Republicans
The Democratic governor is facing the prospect of a challenge to his position later this year, with polling at present tipping him to hold his role.And while this may be unwelcome focus as the Democratic lawmaker wrangles with COVID-19 in his state, down the line the vote could prove a political boost.
Vice Presidentoffered California Governor her backing on Sunday as polls indicated that the Democratic state leader was likely to survive a recall vote.
In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Harris said the White House would be as "supportive as much as we possibly can" amid the California recall election campaign.
The vice president added that the Biden administration was "unambiguous" in its support for Newsom as she appeared beside the governor at a water treatment facility in the state.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Dismisses Gavin Newsom's Claim Recall Is GOP Driven
Schwarzenegger told Politico that "these are the signatures of the ordinary folks that have signed on."Arnold Schwarzenegger, who served as the governor of California from 2003 to 2011 and was the last Republican to hold the office, told Politico in a piece published on Wednesday that the GOP is "dying at the box office.
Speaking to reporters on the tour of the Oakland water treatment plant, Harris said: "I especially want to thank you, governor. He and I have worked together for a long time. We were elected to our first office, same time back in 2003.
"One of the things I know is that Gavin has always been a champion about what we need to do around our environment, and he and I have had many conversations over the years in particular about preservation of water. And so I'm just so happy that you've been able to join us, governor."
The vice president offered her support to Gov. Newsom asthat most California voters didn't support the recall effort against him.
One survey conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) in late March revealed thatwere against the recall bid, while 40 percent said they supported the effort to oust the Democratic governor.
Gavin Newsom Faces Backlash After Posting TikTok Video From Inside Closed Restaurant
The video was filmed in a restaurant in Fresno County in California. Restaurants in the area currently do not allow indoor dining due to the high infection rate for COVID-19.In the video, Newsom and Lopez talk about where to find information about coronavirus vaccine eligibility in California.
Fifty-four percent of Californians also said they approved of the work Newsom had done in office so far, a rating that was mostly unchanged from polling conducted a few months ago.
When asked if they would vote yes to remove Newsom from office if a special election were held the same day, only 40 percent of California voters said they would. Many of those were Republican voters.
"The share who would now vote to remove the governor is similar to the 38 percent who did not vote for Newsom in the fall of 2018," PPIC President Mark Baldassare said in a statement with the results.
A similar poll from Probolsky Research released on March 23 found that only 34.6 percent of likely recall voters would back Newsom's removal from office, while 52.5 percent said they would oppose the effort.
The Recall Gavin Newsom campaign handed over a petition with more than 2 million signatures to California election officials early last month. Roughly 1.5 million signatures need to be valid for recall to move ahead.
Schwarzenegger slams Newsom's claims of a 'Republican recall'
Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't sure California Gov. Gavin Newsom will be back. Newsom is on the precipice of a recall election similar to the 2003 contest that fueled Schwarzenegger's rise to power, the former governor said."It's pretty much the same atmosphere today as it was then. There was dissatisfaction, to the highest level [in political leadership]," he told Politico. "People are working very hard. People are making unbelievable sacrifices every day. ... And you feel like, 'Wait a minute, but Sacramento doesn't really do everything for us that they promised they’ll do.
Steve Scalise slams Kamala Harris on border absence and puts her picture on missing person-inspired milk carton .
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise was seen with a "missing children”-inspired milk carton featuring Vice President Kamala Harris as he continues criticizing her for not visiting the border despite being tapped as the administration’s migration point person. © Provided by Washington Examiner “MISSING AT THE BORDER,” the milk carton says, accompanied by a photo of Harris. Prop here from Minority Whip Scalise at the House GOP presser this morning — VP Kamala Harris “missing at the border” milk carton pic.twitter.